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Good Energy: How solar can be a win for water, soil, farms and pollinators

  • Town and Country Club 300 North Mississippi River Boulevard Saint Paul, MN, 55104 United States (map)

Solar is booming in Minnesota and across the country, creating a vital opportunity to plant deep-rooted native grasses around and under ground-mounted solar installations. Though early solar projects were planted with gravel, there is growing recognition that pollinator-friendly solar installations can help birds and butterflies as well as improve our water quality, soil, and crop yields. Join Fresh Energy for a conversation with Jordan Macknick, a national energy-water-land expert at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and Clare Lindahl, the CEO of the Soil and Water Conservation Society as we explore how we can make pollinator-friendly solar ‘business as usual’ in Minnesota and accelerate the practice elsewhere.

With a dynamic format, Fresh Energy’s Power Pairings breakfast events are an opportunity to hear two leaders share their expertise and participate in an engaging conversation around key energy issues facing Minnesota.

Earlier Event: May 2
Water Action Day