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solar farm pollinator habitat

solar farm pollinator habitat

Amid the steady growth of solar energy production in the United States, pollinator conservation at solar installations has become an appealing secondary pursuit, but the long-term success of such efforts remains to be seen. Can the land within a solar farm be made a true resource for pollinating insects? Will solar developers see value in the extra investment to plant and maintain flowering vegetation? A group of entomologists tackles these questions in a new article published June 3, 2021, in the journal Environmental Entomology. They say pairing solar energy with pollinator habitat offers great promise, but scientific evaluation and meaningful standards will be key to making it a true win-win combination. (Photo courtesy of Rob Davis/Fresh Energy)

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