The software tool ProBat calculates bat-friendly cut-in wind speeds for wind turbines (WT). This operational management helps to minimise the risk of bats being killed and allows more efficient operation of the turbines compared to blanket cut-in or cut-out specifications. ProBat is the most widely used method in Germany for determining bat-friendly operating algorithms.
"In Practice" describes the functionality and areas of application of the software, which is being developed as part of an R&D project in the BfN's "Nature Conservation and Renewable Energy" thematic field and is being further improved in several steps. The publication is aimed at plant operators, expert offices, nature conservation authorities and licensing authorities.
(Update: The English edition is forthcoming and will be published in Mach 2021)