A recent bat exclusion project in Bibb County, Georgia, was the first endeavor that called for the creation of a floating “bat barge” to keep a colony of nearly 350 bats out of harm’s way.
In July 2019, NRG Systems tested its Bat Deterrent System at Fernhill Wetlands in Portland, Oregon.
As the wind industry’s adoption of Lidar technology continues to grow, Doppler Lidar has been gaining ground as a more flexible, lower-cost, and safer option for hub-height measurements than lattice towers.
Duke Energy Renewables recently published an article on their Illuminations website chronicling their experience with bat conservation and NRG's Bat Deterrent Systems.
Bats are notoriously difficult to study due to their small size, nocturnal habits, and penchant for hiding during daylight hours. Therefore, we were particularly excited when researchers from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) asked NRG to take part in an innovative study exploring how bats interact with ultrasonic acoustic deterrents.
There are several improvements introduced in the BP60 Barometric Pressure Sensor, but perhaps the most important is the introduction of native temperature-compensation.
With numerous Lidar technologies used for wind measurement today, it is fair to wonder which device is best suited for use in cold climates. ZX Lidars has spent a considerable amount of time analyzing how their Doppler Lidar technology, ZX 300, performs in clear-air, low-backscatter conditions typical of high latitudes.
NRG Systems traveled to San Antonio, Texas, to spend time with Sara Weaver, a biology lecturer at Texas A&M University.
For applications within the wind energy industry, it is critical to capture wind speed data that fall within the power curve of the various turbine models being considered for the project, so that an accurate estimate of future energy production can be calculated from the wind speed data set.
NRG Systems traveled to Bracken Cave Preserve in San Antonio, Texas, in October 2019. Owned and stewarded by Bat Conservation International (BCI), Bracken Cave is home to more than 15 million Mexican free-tailed bats, making it the world’s largest bat colony.