How solar parks could help save the bumblebee

March 16, 2016 at 10:07 am Leave a comment

solar2Large-scale solar projects have become more common around the world in recent years. But with increased frequency comes scrutiny, most specifically about solar parks can be scaled up sustainably, or whether they simply require too much land which might otherwise be put to better use.

Part of the puzzle must surely lie in finding multiple uses from the same piece of land. Large-scale rooftop solar is, of course, one way around that, as is solar double cropping, where shade-loving edibles are grown underneath solar arrays for protection from the sun.

Another approach is to designate solar parks as nature reserves.

Read How solar parks could help save the bumblebee by Sami Grover at Treehugger.com.

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Entry filed under: Biodiversity, Renewables.

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