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AWEA WINDPOWER 2017 

May 22 - 25, 2017. Anaheim, CA.

Visit DTBird & DTBat booth 3951

 

 

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Results of the latest evaluation of DTBirdV4D4

In 2015 Ecocom, in collaboration Vindform, initiated a pilot project to install and showcase the DTBird system, and to evaluate how the DTBird system performs under Swedish conditions. The report (in Swedish) can be found in the following link: Pilotinstallation av DTBird-systemet i Sverige Möjligheter med skyddssystem för fågelfaunan vid vindkraftanläggningar – erfarenheter från Sveriges första installation av DTBird. Ecocom AB. Amongst others it includes the following results:

The system is viable for bird detection and enables species' identification of large and medium-sized birds.
The system offers effective protection above all for large birds by reducing their dwell time in the risk area between 61-87%.
The system triggers avoidance behaviour in 88% of cases where the bird is on a collision course with the wind turbine. An individual observation was performed for the White-Tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) where the avoidance behaviour was noted as well.
The reports' sumary was translated to English by DTBird in the link: Experiences from Sweden's first DTBird instalation. Ecocom AB.

The video of the White-Tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) collision avoidance is available in DTBirdteam Youtube channel: DTBird Collision Avoidance: White-tailed Eagle.

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8th Anniversary since first DTBird installation at a Wind Turbine

Although DTBird research program started in 2005, in Mach 2009 the first DTBird unit was installed at a wind turbine of Sammca Group, in Spain. Currently over 90 DTBird&DTBat units are distributed in 11 countries.
Ever since, DTBird has been under continuous evaluation, research and improvement process with incomes from scientists, computer engineers, ornithologists and veterinarians from many countries. Current DTBird specifications can be found in the link: DTBird System Specifications for Wind Turbines. February 2017.

 

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DTBird has participated in REScoop.eu Interregional Conference “Renewable energy: now more than ever!”
DTBird has participated in the event organized by the European federation of renewable energy cooperatives (REScoop.eu). 
The Conference took place in Eupen (Belgium), on January 17th, 2017. 
The event discussed the coverage of renewable energy: society, technology, economics, spatial planning and the environment. 
DTBird participated in the WORKSHOP 1 (Wind turbines and their impact on avifauna), 
with the presentation “DTBird, Bird Smart and Transparent Wind Power. Now more than ever!”.  
 
 
 
 
 
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U.S. Department of Energy funds evaluation of DTBird® System.

DTBird®, teamed up with the American Wind Wildlife Institute, has been selected to be funded by the U.S Department of Energy under the program “Wind Energy-Eagle Impact Minimization Technologies and Field Testing Opportunities”.

DTBird® Detection and Collision Avoidance Modules´ ability to detect and to reduce the overall collision risk to eagles will be improved and evaluated.  

More specifically, researchers will assess how well the DTBird® Detection Module detects eagles, how strongly eagles respond to the sounds emitted by DTBird® Collision Avoidance Module, and calculate how much the DTBird® system reduces the overall risk to eagles.

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22 DTBird® units will be installed during 3Q 2016

21 DTBird® units will be installed during 3Q 2016 in France, Greece, Spain and the USA, including the DTBirdV4D4 and DTBirdV4D8 models. In addition, a wind turbine will be equipped with the new DTBird® Detection Module for day & night. 

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Evaluation of the DTBird® Collision Avoidance Module presented in Wind Wildlife Research Meeting XI. Denver. Nov 29 - Dec 2, 2016
Evaluation of the DTBird® Collision Avoidance Module presented in Wind Wildlife Research Meeting XI. Denver. Nov 29 - Dec 2, 2016

DTBird® has participate in the event with the poster "Evaluation of the Application of Warning and Discouraging Sounds Automatically Emitted from Wind Turbines on Bird Collision Risk: Case Studies in Sweden and Switzerland". This poster includes a summary of the evaluation of DTBird® Collision Avoidance Module placed in 2 wind farms, one in Switzerland and the other one in Sweden. After the evaluation took place, DTBird® upgraded those models and developed new models that are now available in the website download section.

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DTBird Team has participated in WindEnergy Hamburg
DTBird Team has participated in WindEnergy Hamburg

September 27-30, 2016. Hamburg, Germany. Hall A1 Booth 141

Our stand at WindEnergy Expo in Hamburg.

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