Radar Prevents Offshore Wind Farm Bird and Bat Crashes

May 12, 2024 | by magnews24.com

There is an urgent need to mitigate impact as the importance of wind farms — offshore particularly — continues to grow. This is because of ever-increasing demand for electricity, especially the clean, green, renewable kind. Offshore wind has surged in popularity due to the abundance of wind power offshore, with the North Sea a hot spot for this kind of infrastructure. An abundance of projects have been set up in this area by the British, Germans, Belgians, Norwegians, Dutch and Danish — the latter of whom pioneered the first offshore wind farm in 1991.

In the more than 30 years since, the rate of wind farm erection has grown exponentially. In the Dutch part of the North Sea alone, a total capacity of 4.7GW of offshore wind farms were operational as of the end of 2023.

“The exponential growth of wind farming in The Netherlands is huge,” Sibylle added. “The amount of investments is unseen in Europe and worldwide.”


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