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DTBird Team visits the wind farm where a new test program has started

Two DTBirdV4D8 units are operating with Collision Avoidance module D8 (8 speakers distributed at 2 heights, below the lower point reached by the blades and below the nacelle). Each unit has two settings (sound activated/muted) which switch from one to the other every week. Every week one unit has the sound activated and the other the sounds muted.

The wind farm is located in Castilla y Leon (Spain) and the most frecuent species detected in the vacinity of the wind turbines are: Gyps fulvus, Milvus milvus, Buteo buteo and Falco ssp.

The collected data will be used for the species specific evaluation of the DTBird Collision Avoidance module.

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DTBird finishes first phase of a research program to improve the Collision Avoidance module

DTBird in cooperation with the Spanish Wildlife Recovery Center (GREFA) and the Animal Medecine and Surgery Veterinarian Faculty of the Complutense (Spanish University) has tested the hearing of the following bird species: Aquila Chrysaetos, Falco tinnunculus, Gyps fulvus and Milvus milvus. The Audiogram Plots of these species will be used to create new species-specific collision avoidance sounds and to adjust the design of speaker's location and sound levels emitted, customized for both target species and wind turbine dimensions. The bird's hearing research is still open to add more species and individuals.

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New Orders For 35 DTBird&DTBat Units

We have filed orders for 35 units of the models DTBirdV4D4, DTBirdV4D8, DTBirdV8D10, DTBirdN2 (Night Detection model) and DTBatD3, to be installed in France, Greece, the Netherlands and Spain.

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CONFERENCE ON WIND ENERGY AND WILDLIFE IMPACTS.
CONFERENCE ON WIND ENERGY AND WILDLIFE IMPACTS.

You can meet DTBird® Team and get your first hand

CONFERENCE ON WIND ENERGY AND WILDLIFE IMPACTS

6 – 8 SEPTEMBER 2017, ESTORIL - PORTUGAL

 Visit DTBird & DTBat booth 10

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Meet DTBird Team
Meet DTBird Team

You can meet DTBird® Team and get your first hand
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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