Solar farms to create natural habitats to protect wildlife

UK energy efficiency solutions firm Anesco has announced a project which aims to enhance the biodiversity of solar farms. The firm has partnered with the RSPB, Europe’s largest nature conservation […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

UK energy efficiency solutions firm Anesco has announced a project which aims to enhance the biodiversity of solar farms.

The firm has partnered with the RSPB, Europe’s largest nature conservation charity, to create natural habitats at its solar sites for some of the country’s most-at-risk species.

RSPB experts will visit a number of Anesco’s existing solar farms to advise on ways they can be further enhanced to benefit wildlife.

These recommendations will then be used to shape Anesco’s biodiversity management plans for all new solar farm sites.

Adrian Pike, Anesco CEO said: “Encouraging biodiversity has always been a priority for us and we’re thrilled to be working with such a respected and knowledgeable organisation as the RSPB to build on our existing commitment. With this project, which is the first of its kind for the industry, we are again leading the way when it comes to promoting a model of best practice.

“We will be maximising the positive impact that our sites have for local wildlife, while focusing on supporting those species that really need it.”