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Future solar farms: technologies, impacts, spatial planning options

Solar farms are playing an increasingly important role in the energy transition. In addition, new forms of photovoltaics are emerging - such as the combination of agriculture and photovoltaics…

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Photovoltaikanlage auf einem Feld

InPositiv

Climate protection and nature conservation cannot be separated: The predicted climate developments will foreseeably lead to changes in landscapes and a considerable extinction of species. Renewable…

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Mehrere Bildschirme mit der Website erneuerbare-energien-und-natur.de

Landscape, protected areas and renewables

The research project investigates the management potential for site protection with particular emphasis on protected landscape areas. Particular attention was given to the scope for controlling the…

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 A sign: Landscape conservation area

Monitoring the operation of WT in woodland – impacts on the avifauna

In the course of the energy transition, forests – habitats for woodpeckers, owls and other species of birds – are increasingly becoming sites for wind farms. Noises, movement or obscuration can have…

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Wind turbines in a wooded area

NatForWINSENT II

The wind energy research cluster south (WindForS) will be commissioned in 2020 in the Swabian Jura (Germany) as the first wind energy test site in complex terrain in an inland area. The WINSENT test…

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Wind meter on a mast in the test field

NatForWINSENT – Nature conservation at the wind test site

The wind energy test site of the wind energy research cluster South (WindForS) planned for the Swabian Jura is intended to serve supporting research for nature conservation. The main aim is to…

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Nationwide landscape assessment

The aim of the project is to develop a methodological overview of the landscape and landscape character assessments at German federal level that have been developed in recent years on behalf of the…

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Windräder in einer flachen Landschaft mit Wiesen und Äckern

nature compensation measures and electricity grid expansion

The transformation of the German energy supply system towards renewable energies requires extensive power grid expansion. In order to meet the requirements of nature conservation impact regulations,…

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Eine grüne Landschaft im Sonnenschein, eine Stromtrasse führt hindurch

Preventative measures for underground cable projects

Laying high-voltage underground cables (for example HVDC – high-voltage direct current transmission) requires a range of prevention and mitigation measures. The research project develops practical…

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Progressive biofuels

The EU is targeting future funding at biofuels from raw materials, which are expected to have fewer negative effects on land use than conventional biofuels e.g. from rape, cereals or palm oil. The…

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