I have a question for the wind power industry about a possible way of reducing avian impacts. It is known that both birds and bats can see the ultraviolet spectrum. Since some of the greatest ecological impact concerns from wind farm proposals pertain to bird and bat species, have any of the major wind turbine manufacturers tried applying a UV film coating to the turbine blade assembly or the entire wind turbine in an effort to assist birds and bats in avoiding turbine strikes? I have asked Vestas about this, but never got a response.
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