Solar Energy, Wildlife, and Related Natural Resources

Aurora, ENEL

Solar power is estimated to grow up to eight-fold in the next decade. REWI is building a solar program that will evaluate solar energy and wildlife/related natural resource interactions.

Check back soon for more information as we develop our program!

Research Priorities

We are working with a diverse range of experts to identify key areas of research where we will focus in 2022 through 2025 to achieve key outcomes for solar energy development and wildlife and related natural resources conservation.

Building on the 2021 Solar Power and Wildlife/Natural Resources Symposium, we will develop a National Solar Wildlife Research Plan to highlight near-term and national priorities, as well as establish REWI  priorities to address in the near term. The plan will clarify the state of the science and encompass the full mitigation hierarchy to inform avoiding, minimizing, and compensating for impacts, including best practices for when impacts are unavoidable.