Solar Pollinator Research

This three-year project, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technology Office, brings together leading researchers and large-scale solar developers to investigate the ecological and economic benefits as well as performance impacts of co-located pollinator plantings at large, utility-scale photovoltaic (PV) facilities.

 

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September 27, 2022 / Solar Research

New Journal Article Published on Agrivoltaic Systems

Agrivoltaics can optimize the land use efficiency of solar energy by co-locating these sites of renewable energy development with other...
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September 27, 2022 / Solar Research

UI’s Solar Farm 2.0 now a hotbed for new research

 The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign’s two solar farms have become a key part of campus’ clean energy supply. But the...
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August 2, 2022 / Solar Research

National Grid Renewables announces commercial operation of 200 MW Prairie Wolf solar project in Illinois

Minneapolis, MN (December 17, 2021) – Today, National Grid Renewables announced the start of commercial operation for its Prairie Wolf...
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August 2, 2022

Solar Farm 2.0 Project Description

Solar Farm 2.0 is a 54-acre, 12.32 megawatt (MWdc) solar array on the South Farms of the  University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign....
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August 2, 2022

Point Beach Solar Energy Center dedicated in Manitowoc County (WI)

A new facility, which uses the power of the sun to create electricity, is officially open for business. The Point...
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August 2, 2022

With agrivoltaics, solar sites harvest more than just clean energy

Agriculture and clean energy have something in common: The best land for harvesting crops also happens to be the best...
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August 2, 2022

EDPR completes construction of Riverstart, Indiana’s largest solar farm

EDP Renewables (Euronext: EDPR), the world's fourth largest renewable energy producer, through its subsidiary EDP Renewables North America LLC, has...
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June 21, 2022

Year 1 Project Update

In the first year of the project, the PHASE team commenced ecological and PV performance fieldwork at five large-scale solar...
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June 21, 2022

Researching the benefits of pollinator conservation at Bellflower Solar

Lightsource bp’s 173MW Bellflower Solar project will produce clean energy and promote biodiversity while contributing to emerging academic research on the co-location...
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June 6, 2022

UIC receives $1.8M from DOE to study effects of pollinator habitats at solar energy facilities

The University of Illinois Chicago’s Energy Resources Center was selected to receive a $1.8 million research grant from the U.S....
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This material is based upon work supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) under the Solar Energy Technologies Office Award Number. The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the views of the U.S. Department of Energy or the United States Government.