Wind turbines are wonderful things. They generate awesome amounts of electricity, day or night, as long as there is at least a slight breeze. Unfortunately, they also have a reputation for being a little unfriendly to our avian friends.
The trouble with conventional wind turbines is the color. Bugs are attracted by the white or gray blades and birds are in turn attracted to the bugs and consequentially, the blades. Researchers at Britain’s Loughborough University discovered that wind turbines could be made less attractive to bugs by painting them purple. [Dvice]
While the color might make them a little bit of an eyesore, I am all for clean energy and live birds.