Resource Guide: Native Seed Supply and Seed Mixes for Pollinator-friendly Solar

When planning for a solar project site with native vegetation (including naturalized, non-invasive species), there are several variables site managers should consider. While the clearance between the lowest edge of a solar panel and the ground is a primary consideration when crafting a mix of native seeds for the site, managers should also look at these steps when designing, constructing, and planning their pollinator- friendly solar sites. Some vegetation species in this guide are not native to the Midwest Region, but are still listed because of their value to pollinators, like honeybees.

Feature photo provided by the Center for Pollinators in Energy.