Fresh Energy and partners across the country are accelerating momentum into 2019, advocating for pollinator-friendly habitat in solar siting opportunities throughout the United States. Below are major recent developments and notable news.
- American Beekeeping Federation publishes a journal article on the rapid growth of ground-mounted solar as an opportunity to establish hundreds of millions of pollinator-friendly plants.
- Organic Valley highlights the critical intersection between people, our planet, and pollinators.
- National Geographic, Organic Valley, and Perdue Farms commit to standards-based pollinator-friendly solar arrays
- Electric cooperatives in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Texas, Kansas, Iowa, and North Dakota built and seeded pollinator-friendly solar arrays
- Electric Power Research Institute, the nonprofit with members that generate approximately 90 percent of the electric utility revenue in the United States, launched a Power-in-Pollinators Initiative in a two-day event in Washington, D.C.
- Modern Farmer, Martha Stewart, and National Geographic magazines highlight the opportunity for beekeepers to support solar and benefit from healthy foraging sites for their hives
- Solar Power World puts pollinator-friendly solar on the cover and SunShot features honey from solar arrays in its booth at the nation’s largest solar tradeshow
- Monarch Joint Venture leader reflects on how solar sites can help save the monarch
- Sustainability leaders of VERGE and GreenBiz make the business case for pollinator-friendly solar sites