Solar energy is a clean, renewable energy source that has a significantly lower environmental impact than traditional forms of energy.
How does a solar farm work?
A solar farm is a set of photovoltaic solar panels built on a large scale, which collect energy from the sun and transform it into electricity, which is connected directly to the central electricity grid so that it can be shared with everyone. From an investment perspective, there are countless ways to make this type of development profitable, whether as an investor, landowner, farmer, or others who can buy, sell or rent land for construction and later energy production.
Solar farm impact
These large developments are often home to large exhibitions of fauna and flora and wildlife and as nature conservation is one of the main reasons for adopting renewable energies, the aim is for the impact of large-scale projects to be as small as possible.
Nevertheless, there are actions that can be carried out to mitigate the impact of solar energy on wildlife and biodiversity, such as siting photovoltaic farms on land that has already been disrupted or damaged – old industrial sites or agricultural land that is no longer in use.
One of Greenvolt’s main commitments is the preservation of nature. As a result we are determined to protect biodiversity that surrounds our projects
“We always take into consideration the impact that our solar parks may have on biodiversity. We evaluate it at all stages of project development to improve our farms. We also raise awareness on biodiversity among our employees and local communities”
Sylwia Jaruga-Białaś, Biodiversity and Environment Expert from Greenvolt Power Poland.
As result, we are determined to protect biodiversity that surrounds our projects. One of the actions we have already implemented and continue to actively develop and apply to other projects, is the biodiversity initiative in the Miasteczko Krajenskie solar farm, located in Wielkopolskie Voivodeship in Poland
As consequence, we turned it into a biodiversity hotspot by planting shrubs to support pollinators and birds, building bee banks and insect hotels and sowing flower meadows.