Preventing Bird Deaths at Solar Power Plants, Part 1

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feature-0-1410444951870.jpg In the aviation industry alone, there have been over 117,000 bird strikes in the 20 years from 1990 and 2010, according to the FAA. These pose a flight risk to pilots and passengers on planes. In the 1980s, attempting to prevent bird strikes at JFK Airport, the USDA killed 28,000 gulls.

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    Re: Preventing Bird Deaths at Solar Power Plants, Part 1

    Drove by there a few months ago... The picture does not do the tower justice. In full sun, the "white hot" tower looks like a tear in the universe (better than any movie special effect)--It is quite amazing.

    -Bill
    Near San Francisco California: 3.5kWatt Grid Tied Solar power system+small backup genset