Bees, monarchs, and other critical pollinators are disappearing, and scientists agree that loss of habitat is a primary concern. Solar development is on the rise, and seeing an opportunity to support both pollinators and clean energy, Fresh Energy and its partners established the nation’s first statewide standard for vegetation on solar sites. 

Since then, thousands of acres of solar sites have been planted in Minnesota with deep-rooted native flowers and grasses that capture and filter stormwater, build topsoil, and provide abundant and healthy food for bees and other insects that are valuable to agriculture.

However, our work is far from finished. Fresh Energy needs your support to continue advancing clean energy policies in Minnesota, like the statewide standard for vegetation on solar sites. With your help, we will ensure that our region enjoys good health, a vibrant economy, and thriving communities today and for generations to come. 

Will you join us and raise one for the bees?

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Bees, monarchs, and other critical pollinators are disappearing, and scientists agree that loss of habitat is a primary concern. Solar development is on the rise, and seeing an opportunity to support both pollinators and clean energy, Fresh Energy and its partners established the nation’s first statewide standard for vegetation on solar sites. 

Since then, thousands of acres of solar sites have been planted in Minnesota with deep-rooted native flowers and grasses that capture and filter stormwater, build topsoil, and provide abundant and healthy food for bees and other insects that are valuable to agriculture.

However, our work is far from finished. Fresh Energy needs your support to continue advancing clean energy policies in Minnesota, like the statewide standard for vegetation on solar sites. With your help, we will ensure that our region enjoys good health, a vibrant economy, and thriving communities today and for generations to come. 

Will you join us and raise one for the bees?