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NREL’s Radar and Visual Systems to Prevent Bird Strikes

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National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) researcher Jason Roadman and veterinarian Seth Oster release a Bald Eagle from a lift during research at the National Wind Technology Center. The Auburn University eagles, trainers, and a veterinarian are participating in research to help NREL develop a radar and visual systems that prevent bird strikes to wind turbines. The research is a collaborative project among Laufer Wind, RES America, NREL, and Auburn University.

NREL is the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) primary national laboratory for renewable energy and energy efficiency research. From scientific discovery to accelerating market adoption, NREL deploys its deep technical expertise and unmatched breadth of capabilities to drive the transformation of our nation’s energy resources and systems.

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