Reduce turbine height
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
Studies of patterns of bat fatalities at existing wind farms in Europe and the USA have shown that greater numbers of bats are killed at taller wind turbines (e.g. Barclay et al 2007, Rydell et al 2010, Georgiakakis et al 2012).
Barclay R.M.R., Baerwald E.F. & Gruver J.C. (2007) Variation in bat and bird fatalities at wind energy facilities: assessing the effects of rotor size and tower height. Canadian Journal of Zoology, 85, 381–387.
Georgiakakis P., Kret E., Carcamo B., Doutau B., Kafkaletou-Diez A., Vasilakis D. & Papadatou E. (2012) Bat fatalities at wind farms in north-eastern Greece. Acta Chiropterologica, 14, 459–468.
Rydell J., Bach L., Dubourg-Savage M.-J., Green M., Rodrigues L. & Hedenström A. (2010) Bat mortality at wind turbines in northwestern Europe. Acta Chiropterologica, 12, 261–274.