Innovations

Illustration showing the interface of the avisite innovation

AviSite – Online application for assessing life cycle impacts on avian diversity for siting of onshore wind farms

The AviSite tool has now been launched and is available for use. AviSite has been developed as an online application that allows users to perform life cycle impact assessment (LCIA) screening of bird impacts during the early planning phase. It allows users to spatially visualise where impacts of avian diversity are expected to be highest and allow for locating sites with lowest conflict level per LCOE. The LCIA methodology has been developed, the online application constructed and the app publicly released in February 2024. This innovation is currently at TRL 7.