Pollinator & Wildlife Friendly Solar Farms in the Midwest

Watch Rob Davis introduce pollinator and wildlife friendly solar concepts and best practices. We discuss four key questions that solar developers, EPCs, land owners and other stakeholders want to consider:

  1. How is a pollinator friendly solar farm different than ‘traditional’ or ‘industrial’ approaches?
  2. What is the cost/benefit analysis that developers, EPCs, land owners, and other stakeholders can do?
  3. What are the success stories around the Midwest and other parts of North America?
  4. What are the coming challenges and opportunities as solar continues its meteoric rise across North America and the world.

Making solar farms friendly to wildlife and pollinators (birds, bees, and butterflies for starters) is a fast growing and evolving discipline. Rob Davis has spearheaded an initiative in Minnesota and is now a national expert on the topic. Watch now!

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As director of Center for Pollinators in Energy at Fresh Energy, Rob helps accelerate the nation’s transition to use of clean and renewable energy. Davis’ work on pollinator-friendly solar has been featured in trainings by the U.S. Department of the Interior’s National Conservation Training Center, the U.S. Department of Energy, the Electric Power Resource Institute, and the North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center. Rob’s work in Minnesota was recognized by MnSEIA with the 2018 Excellence in Solar Policy Award. Along with a senior analyst from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Davis is co-chair of the research and outreach committee for NREL’s study into low-impact and pollinator-friendly solar development approaches. Register for this free event

You can read some of Rob’s latest postings about pollinators and solar farms here.