The National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Renewable Energy Wildlife Institute are hosting a Technology and Innovation in Wind Energy and Wildlife webinar series to explore the evolution of turbine technology. The first webinar, "The Future of Wind Energy Technology and Wildlife Considerations", will take place from 3:00-4:00pm EST (8:00-9:00pm UTC) on 26 January 2023. Register here.
This webinar focuses on the state and direction of land-based wind turbine technology and its implications for wildlife. As wind turbines grow in size, including taller hub heights and longer blades, and become more efficient at relatively low wind speed conditions, the types of wildlife impacted and the nature of those impacts may change. Changing turbine technology will also likely change how we monitor and minimize wind energy and wildlife interactions.
- Shilo Felton, Renewable Energy Wildlife Institute (Moderator)
- Eric Lantz, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
- Misti Sporer, Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions
- Sara Weaver, Bowman