The wind industry takes great pride in contributing to a clean energy future and protecting species across the globe from climate change. However, there is no perfect energy solution. One unintended consequence of the transition to wind energy is the impact wind turbines have on bats. The wind industry has taken measures to prevent or reduce mortality to this already fragile population. Unfortunately, some of the most effective mitigation methods involve curtailing or stopping wind turbines – a practice that reduces energy output. NRG Systems understands that this is not an ideal option for wind plant operators or for winning the fight against climate change. That is why we developed our pioneering bat deterrent technology. NRG’s Bat Deterrent Systems have been shown to significantly reduce bat take while eliminating or minimizing the need to curtail, meaning operators can produce more renewable energy more of the time while keeping bats out of harm’s way.
NRG has successfully completed trials of this technology with positive results and has installed systems in North America, France, Belgium, and South Africa. Together, with our customers and partners, we can make a global difference for bats.
NRG’s Bat Deterrent Systems keep bats out of unsafe airspaces. This technology has been deployed and tested to remove or temporarily prevent habitation on bridges undergoing repair. In addition to transportation infrastructure, this technology has the potential to help myriad industries participate in bat conservation. Visit nrgsavesbats.com to learn more about non-wind applications for our Bat Deterrent Systems or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.