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Development and first results of a bird impact detection system for wind turbines
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ECN Wind Energy 1-6-2003
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ECN-RX--03-035 Conference Paper
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Presented at: European Wind Energy Conference 2003, Madrid, Spain, 16-19 juni 2003.

ECN has developed a bird collision recorder, which detects and registersbird collisions with wind turbines. Experiments with simulated bird collisions show that the event can be heard with by microphones, so detected, and registered. A video clip of the event can be used to identify the species. At the moment two systems are being installed and running satisfactorily at two different sites. Both systems haven't recorded any bird collision and also no birds have been found in the vicinity of the wind turbines.

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