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T40cfr403:
Why Do Solar Farms Kill Birds? Call in the AI Bird Watcher

https://www.wired.com/story/why-do-solar-farms-kill-birds-call-in-the-ai-bird-watcher/

Avian Solar Work Group - http://www.aviansolar.org/about-us.html

A preliminary assessment of avian mortality at utility-scale solar energy facilities in the United States

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0960148116301422#!


Birds spotted at Argonne?s solar facility (indicated with red boxes). Flight paths prior to perching are shown with red lines.Courtesy of Argonne National Laboratory

T40cfr403:
Indiana county adopts new solar energy ordinance requiring pollinator-friendly groundcover

https://www.solarpowerworldonline.com/2020/07/indiana-county-adopts-first-ever-solar-energy-ordinance-requiring-pollinator-friendly-groundcover/

T40cfr403:
Wild birds face being euthanised if solar farm plans get go ahead warns owner

https://www.devonlive.com/news/local-news/wild-birds-face-being-euthanised-4211426

T40cfr403:
 Solar tower in Northern Cape singeing birds, ecologist warns

https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2020-09-10-solar-tower-in-northern-cape-singeing-birds-ecologist-warns/

SA study busts US claims that solar systems kill one bird per minute

https://citizen.co.za/news/south-africa/environment/2357026/sa-study-busts-us-claims-that-solar-systems-kill-one-bird-per-minute/

Impact of solar towers on birds investigated - http://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=7666







Flamingoes in one of the evaporation ponds at Khi Solar One, where a 205-metre solar tower is surrounded by 4,200 heliostats.


The 205-metre concentrated solar power tower at Khi Solar One has a turbine at the top and high-pressure water pipes inside.

T40cfr403:
AI Camera System Captures Bird Activity at Solar Power Plants

https://www.novuslight.com/ai-camera-system-captures-bird-activity-at-solar-power-plants_N10994.html

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