There isn’t much room for other major developments on ground-mounted solar sites once a system is in place and running. One solution developers are putting into practice is planting pollinator-friendly vegetation and placing hives to encourage bees and other pollinating insects to visit solar project sites.
Bees and other pollinating species play an integral role in food production through pollination — not even including creating honey — with an estimated 35% of crop growth relying on them. The bee population is falling year-over-year, and one way to help out is by planting pollinator-friendly vegetation. Here are seven examples of that in solar projects.