Exeter University has been monitoring bat activity around the Nordtank over the summer 2013. This is part of an ongoing research project to establish the interactions between bats and turbines and what evidence there is of collision risk and barotrauma. We’re pleased to be able to support the research and hope to publish the results when they come out next year.
Hopefully the research will dampen some of the hysteria around potential collision and barotrauma conjecture currently circulating, although we believe true conclusions may be difficult to come by. Anyway, it’s a complex subject and not one to discuss here. Please see a picture of the anabat detectors on site for evidence, and our thanks to the landowners, the Lloyds, once again for their ongoing support.