31 Jul '13, 11pm

How solar panels could help to save the bees and butterflies

Solarcentury's plans to transform its solar farms into wildlife sanctuaries have taken a step forward, after the developer said it was ready to start planting seeds around its solar panels. The company has partnered with seed supplier Habitat Aid to plant British native trees and plants that aim to create safe havens for dwindling populations of butterflies, bumblebees, and other insects. Yesterday, it announced the first seeds had been harvested and were ready to be sown. FURTHER READING Largest solar project in the southern hemisphere gets go-ahead Solar feed-in tariff frozen for the rest of the year "At Solarcentury, we are always looking for ways to positively impact the environment," said Frans van den Heuvel, chief executive of solar century. "Working with Habitat Aid presents us with an exciting opportunity to improve biodiversity in solar parks, and it compliments ...

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