Pollinators are a crucial part of any ecosystem, however, they are increasingly threatened by the use of pesticides and left little to no refuge.
Renewable Energy Vermont is working with our members, as well as community partners, to use the space around ground-mounted solar for the betterment of vulnerable pollinators.
So how does it work?
By using the area between solar panels to grow plants friendly to pollinators a solar project can maximizing its benefits! A pollinator-friendly garden in addition to providing a valuable habitat for threatened species also reduces long-term maintenance cost, increases community support of a project, provides aesthetic value, and assists in stormwater management.
How can I learn more?
You can learn more by visiting the UVM Extension Pollinator Friendly page for the latest research from their team.
What can I do?
Join our efforts Take the Pledge
- NREL Overview of Opportunities for Co-Location of Agriculture and Solar (PDF)
- NREL Solar Pollinators (PDF)
- Standard for Bird and Pollinator friendly Solar Sites (PDF)
- Minnesota Solar Sanctuaries for Birds, Bees, and Pollinators (Prairie Restorations, Inc.)