PNNL: Night vision for bird & bat-friendly offshore wind power

By Michelle Froese Editor’s note: This article comes from the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). Read the full version and check out a related video here.
The same technology that enables soldiers to see in the dark can also help protect birds and bats near offshore wind turbines. Night vision goggles use thermal imaging, which captures infrared light that’s invisible to the human eye.
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s ThermalTracker software analyzes thermal video to help birds and bats near offshore wind farms. PNNL engineer Shari Matzner is shown here with a thermal video camera she’s using for this research.
Now, researchers at the

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