DOE-Funded Environmental Project Receives Recognition from Fast Company

May 14, 2020

In April 2020, the business and technology magazine Fast Company gave honorable mention in 2020 World Changing Ideas Awards to NRG Systems for development of an ultrasonic acoustic system to discourage bats from flying near wind power plants. Between 2009 and 2019, DOE’s Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO) invested over $1.2 million, through three competitively-selected awards, to support the initial development, validation, field testing, and optimization of NRG’s ultrasonic acoustic bat deterrent device. In addition to the recognition by Fast Company, NRG is also working with leading wind turbine supplier Vestas to provide the deterrent systems for Vestas’s fleet of turbines.