Introducing the Center for Pollinators in Energy

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Highlighted by the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Department of Interior’s National Conservation Training Center, and the Electric Power Research Institute, Fresh Energy has become a nationally-recognized source of expert knowledge on solar sites planted with deep-rooted native flowers and grasses that capture and filter stormwater, build topsoil, and provide abundant and healthy food for bees and other insects that are valuable to agriculture.

Moving into 2018 we have expanded this work and created the Center for Pollinators in Energy, a national clearinghouse and catalyzer of pollinator-friendly solar information, standards, best practices, and state-based initiatives.

A capacity crowd at TEDxMinneapolis heard a preview of the multiple crises the Center for Pollinators in Energy is working to address.

Watch it and tell us what you think. Email Rob Davis, Director of the Center for Pollinators in Energy, at davis@fresh-energy.org.

Read more about pollinator-friendly solar.

Notable developments accelerating momentum into 2018

Recent webinars

Pollinator Friendly Solar: Overview & Technical Practicum
Hosts: North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center and Audubon North Carolina
Presenters: Center for Pollinators in Energy, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Perdue Farms, SoCore Energy, Cypress Creek Renewables, and Prairie Restorations, Inc.

Corporate Leadership on Solar Arrays with Abundant Pollinator Habitat​​​​​​
Host: International Society of Sustainability Professionals
Presenters: Center for Pollinators in Energy, Perdue Farms, and Gund Institute for Ecological Economics

NREL Webinar: Co-locating Agriculture and Solar
Hosts: U.S. Department of Energy and National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Presenters: Center for Pollinators in Energy, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and SoCore Energy

Monarch Joint Venture: Solar and Pollinators
Host: U.S. Department of Interior National Conservation Training Center
Presenters: Center for Pollinators in Energy, Monarch Joint Venture, and OneEnergy Renewables

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