Vegetation Management Lessons Learned and Helpful Tools

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The InSPIRE Project is investigating questions around vegetation management and agrivoltaics at solar sites across the US. Results from research at three Enel Green Power pollinator-friendly solar sites in Minnesota have shown that the success of different pollinator-friendly seed mixes depend on the ecoregion and can vary from site to site. Results from the Enel Green Power sites also showed that weed coverage decreases dramatically by three years post seeding. The InSPIRE project has also created resources like The 5 C's of Agrivoltaics and an online agrivoltaics financial calculator to help farmers, land owners, developers, and facility operators with vegetation management at solar facilities. The PV-SMaRT calculator was created by the University of Minnesota in partnership with NREL to help with questions surrounding storm-water runoff at PV sites.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages15
StatePublished - 2023

Publication series

NamePresented at the REWI Solar Power and Wildlife/Natural Resources Symposium, 14-16 November 2023, Norfolk, Virginia

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PR-6A20-87968


  • agrivoltaic
  • pollinator-friendly
  • stormwater
  • vegetation management


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