An Argonne scientist surveys for pollinators at a utility-scale solar facility. (Image by Argonne National Laboratory/Lee Walston.)

Insect Populations Flourish in the Restored Habitats of Solar Energy Facilities

Two solar facilities built on rehabilitated agricultural land were restored with native plants. Argonne researchers observed pollinators thrive. Bumblebees buzz from flower to flower, stopping for a moment under a clear blue Minnesota sky. Birds chirp, and tall grasses blow in the breeze. This isn’t a scene from a pristine … [continued]

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom To Be 80% Powered By Solar Carport

Borrego Solar Systems and sPower worked with the Six Flags Discovery Kingdom this year to manifest the first theme park on the West Coast powered by solar energy. In this case, the solar will account for 80% of the park’s energy usage. One difference in this theme park’s solar installation from other similar installations is that it will be powered by one of the most substantial solar carport installations in the country.