In Minnesota, most solar is beneficial to pollinators (and crops)

 By Rob Davis, Fresh Energy

2016 was the first year of Minnesota’s solar bloom — but there’s plenty more to come. While even more solar sites are planned to be built in the years ahead, tens of millions of native flowers and short-growing meadow grasses will be taking root under and around the panels. Look for black-eyed susans to develop faster than the rest, followed by purple prairie clover, partridge pea, butterfly weed, and more. Continue reading.

Webinar Rob Davis references in his post: Co-Location of Solar and Agriculture: Benefits and Tradeoffs of Low-Impact Solar Development

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