Published: 13 November 2019 13 November 2019
NRG Systems has announced that it signed a strategic agreement with Vestas Wind Systems to offer turnkey bat deterrent systems, complete with installation and service, for existing Vestas turbines. The global agreement covers Vestas turbines in all regions but is initially commercially available only in the USA and Canada with other countries to follow.
Production of NRG Systems’ bat deterrent system began in April 2019, following three years of field testing. The technology utilises ultrasound to dissuade bats from entering the rotor-swept zone of a turbine.The system features five acoustic panels that are installed on the nacelle of the wind turbine. Retrofit installations take approximately half of a day per system and integrate into the wind plant’s SCADA System.