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Peatland PV - potential areas and nature conservation impacts

The construction of solar plants on rewetted peatland soils is economically stimulated by the amendment of the Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG). So far, however, there is a lack of practical…

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Planning evaluation of ecosystems

Ecosystem services are identified in order to demonstrate the specific services and therefore the value of ecosystems. Up until now this concept, followed nationally and internationally since the…

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Priority areas for species protection in wind energy planning

Methodical approaches for the designation of priority areas for species protection in wind energy planning

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ProBat

The software tool ProBat 7.0 calculates bat-friendly cut-in wind speeds for onshore wind turbines (WT). This operational management helps to minimise the killing risk for bats (collision or…

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Quality assurance of bat expert opinions

Guaranteeing the quality of bat expert reports for wind turbine planning and approval is an important current requirement for an environmentally compatible energy transition. Species protection needs…

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RADBIRD

The topic of this project is to record and predict bird migration over the Federal Republic of Germany. Based on (weather) data and forecast models, possible procedures are to be identified to switch…

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RE scenarios from a nature conservation viewpoint

The project aims to find a balance between the economic and technical requirements of future renewable energy sites and the most environmentally compatible development of them. The alternative…

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Renewable energy: Regional Simulation Game

The project will evaluate at the regional level the assessment methodology and results of the previous project "Expansion scenarios for renewable energies from a nature conservation viewpoint", in…

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Repowering of wind turbines

A significant increase in the repowering of wind turbines is expected in the near future, as the period of guaranteed feed-in renumeration for many existing wind turbines will expire. From a nature…

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Small wind turbines and bats

While the danger to bats from large wind turbines has now been proved, there is still uncertainty about the effects of small wind turbines (SWT). Based on a before-and-after comparison, bat behaviour…

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