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2023 Solar Power and Wildlife/Natural Resources Symposium

November 14, 2023 - November 16, 2023

2023 Solar Power and Wildlife/Natural Resources Symposium

November 14-16, 2023

Norfolk, VA (Virtual attendance option available)

Registration is now open!

It’s estimated that solar power will grow up to five-fold in the next decade. Solar developers and others working to advance renewable energy recognize that along with successful commercialization, sustainable development requires investment into understanding and minimizing risk from the interactions between solar energy facilities, wildlife, and natural resources.

The Solar Symposium convenes stakeholders from academia, industry, the conservation sector, and public agencies to review the state of the science and identify research gaps and priority questions.

Meeting Topics

The Symposium identifies key concepts around balancing conservation and a rapidly growing solar market, and highlight what we know and emerging topics/questions related to:

Evaluating and Mitigating Impacts on Wildlife and Their Habitats
Land Management and Wildlife Compatibility
Water Resource Management
Solar Life-Cycle and Natural Resource Considerations

This meeting is organized and presented by REWI in consultation with a Planning Committee comprising representatives from the solar industry, environmental and conservation non-governmental organizations, state and federal agencies, and subject matter experts. To learn more about the inaugural Symposium, held in 2021, see the Proceedings.

The 2023 Symposium will be a hybrid event, with registrants able to attend in-person or virtually. All meeting sessions will be live broadcast for virtual attendees, and on-demand presentations and posters will be available to view on the online meeting platform.


November 14, 2023
November 16, 2023


Renewable Energy Wildlife Institute
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