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Wildlife-Friendly Solar PV

Large solar photovoltaic (PV) arrays can be planted with native vegetation to provide habitat to pollinators and wildlife species.  A number of states have established voluntary "pollinator-friendly" certification programs to help solar developers implement, maintain, and promote native meadow habitats under and around solar panels.  CEE is working with state and federal agencies, pollinator experts, and stakeholders in the agriculture, wildlife biology, and solar energy communities to develop a wildlife-friendly designation program for solar PV facilities in Massachusetts.

Have questions about the project, or interested in becoming involved?  Contact Zara Dowling (; 413-545-8516).