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Evaluation of the DTBird® Collision Avoidance Module presented in Wind Wildlife Research Meeting XI. Denver. Nov 29 - Dec 2, 2016

DTBird® has participate in the event with the poster "Evaluation of the Application of Warning and Discouraging Sounds Automatically Emitted from Wind Turbines on Bird Collision Risk: Case Studies in Sweden and Switzerland". This poster includes a summary of the evaluation of DTBird® Collision Avoidance Module placed in 2 wind farms, one in Switzerland and the other one in Sweden. After the evaluation took place, DTBird® upgraded those models and developed new models that are now available in the website download section.

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DTBird Team has participated in WindEnergy Hamburg

September 27-30, 2016. Hamburg, Germany. Hall A1 Booth 141

Our stand at WindEnergy Expo in Hamburg.

DTBird & DTBat stand at WindEnergy Expo in Hamburg, 2016.

DTBirdV8D10 and DTBatD3 models have been installed for the first time

DTBirdV8D10 model is designed for large on & offshore wind turbines, with 8 HD cameras it reaches bird detection up to a distance of 600 m and 360º around the WTG. In addition, Collision Avoidance module D10 entails 10 Speakers at 2 heights that assures proper sound distribution in the entire rotor swept area.

The DTBatD3 model includes 3 bat detectors distributed along the tower of the wind turbine at the height of the rotor swept area. This unique model, together with the bat Stop Control module assures proper bat protection at large wind turbines.  

These DTBird® and DTBat® models have been installed in a 140 m height and 112 m diameter wind turbine in Austria.

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DTBirdV8D10 & DTBat D3 units installed in Austria.

DTBird® technicians move a DTBirdV4D4 model from one wind turbine to another in just 1 day

This 1 day move has been performed in one of the 32 DTBird® units operating in France.

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French wind farms landscape view.

 

New orders for DTBird® & DTBat® in Austria and the USA

In the following months, 9 additional DTBird® & DTBat® units will be installed in Austria and the USA. With these installations, the number of units installed worldwide will reach 82, distributed throughout 11 countries. See the updated DTBird® brochure with the installations map.

First DTBirdV8 installed: The new DTBird® model for On & Offshore large WTG.

The first DTBirdV8 was installed in Zaragoza (Spain) in March. This new model reaches a bird detection distance of 600 m, 360º around the WTG. See the updated DTBird® Specifications for Wind Turbines that includes 3D graphics of Detection Module models V4 and V8.

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A brand new DTBirdV8 unit installed.

DTBird participates in EU Life Project
DTBird® was selected to participate in the project due to its unique features and data transparency. The project LIFE12 BIO/GR/000554 is a product of the collaboration between The Centre for Renewable Energy Sources (CRES) and the environmental consulting company Nature Conservation Consultants (NCC), with the contribution of EU's financial instrument LIFE+. DTBird® has been installed at the Wind Farm and the Park of Energy Awareness (PENA) of CRES at Keratea (Greece), where it will be operating for 3 years.
 
Nine new DTBird units have been installed in France and Greece

These DTBird units operate with connection to Scada. The Wind Turbine manufacturers are Gamesa Eólica, Vestas and NegMicon. The following upgrades are included:

  • Size of the image that is analyzed in real-time is 256% larger (in other words 2.56 larger)
  • 31% wider lens angle that increases overlapping detection areas.
  • Higher light sensitivity

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A wind farm landscape view.

Meet DTBird Team

You can meet DTBird® Team and get your first hand information in:

 

May 23-26, 2016 New Orleans, Louisiana. Booth 2047.

 

 

September 27-30, 2016. Hamburg, Germany. Hall A1 Booth 141

 

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