Scientists Protect Bats by Adding Invention to Wind Turbines

UV Lights Warn Bats and Protect from Spinning Wind Energy Turbines

Detailed Description

Scientists have invented a selectively perceptible device that flickers UV light for wind energy turbines, thus saving endangered species such as bats. Since bats can perceive the flickering UV light, they avoid collision iwith the turbine, avoiding fatality by the spinning blades.

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Location Taken: US

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Photographs by J. Scott Altenbach, USGS. Used with permission.