What is pollinator-friendly solar and 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.
- Pollinator Friendly Solar Webinar – NC Clean Energy Technology Center
- 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.)
Pollinator Friendly News
Montpelier, VT – This summer marked a major milestone for Vermont solar’s collaborative efforts to restore pollinator habitat in our state. In July, Middlebury-based REV Member, Bee the Change installed its twentieth pollinator-friendly solar field at Green Lantern...
REV, Green Lantern Group, Bee the Change, VHB, and others came together January 29th at 2:00 for a webinar to discuss the challenges and opportunities associated with implementing pollinator-friendly practices. Special thanks to the webinar sponsors, VHB and Bee the...
Montpelier, VT - Today, Renewable Energy Vermont (REV) members pledged to help pollinators through bee and bird-friendly plantings at solar projects across the state. In partnership with leading scientists and environmental organizations, solar leaders committed to...
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