Sure, solar panels are a great way to generate energy without burning fossil fuels, but that’s not all they can do. Solar farms, large tracts of land set aside as solar “power plants,” can do wonders for pollinators like bees and butterflies. Solarcentury and the Bumblebee Conservation Trust (BBCT) recently partnered to turn solar farms into wildlife sanctuaries specifically designed to attract pollinators. ”Whenever we develop a solar park, we plant acres of wildflower meadows with native seed mixes that are specifically designed to attract a diversity of wildlife. Our solar parks are fenced off, and frequently situated in remote areas, which creates a safe haven for wildlife. So in addition to generating clean, carbon-free energy, our solar parks are also helping to reinvigorate the much-loved British bumblebee,” explained Frans van den Heuvel, CEO of Solarcentury in a press release.
"We applaud President Obama for upholding his commitment to renewable energy by putting solar panels back on the White House.
Solar is fast becoming America’s most popular home improvement, and we are very pleased to see the First Family follow the American peoples’ lead.” -Danny Kennedy, Co-Founder of Sungevity