The biodiversity and climate crisis are strongly linked and their solutions are interrelated
The importance of biodiversity on solar farms is coming into sharper focus, due to the intersecting forces of sustainable finance and increasing regulatory requirements. These positive influences are changing the way the industry and the public view solar farms as they evolve into biodiversity hotspots that lead the recovery of nature. Click on the different descriptions in the image below to learn more about the biodiversity opportunities, from ponds to insect hotels and everything in-between.
Actively increasing the biodiversity on renewable energy sites is an opportunity for developers and investors to increase their positive impact and comply with the latest biodiversity legislation such as the UK Environment Act and EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030. Everoze provides our clients with joined up thinking that integrates biodiversity best practice with technical and commercial expertise to ensure your project will provide a return on investment and a return for nature.
Our experienced and knowledgeable consultants understand the industry, latest science and legislation and can ensure biodiversity is considered in all aspects of the project. Our services include:
- Desktop review using our in-house biodiversity tool to identify opportunities and costs to increase biodiversity through permitting& design, contracts & financing, construction and operational phases. The aim is to propose a range of relevant measures beyond EIA recommendations in the areas of habitats, soil and water.
- Assessment of the biodiversity measures in your project/ portfolio and how they compare to industry best practice. This can be done stand-alone or as part of a technical due diligence for buy-side and sell-side clients, as well as for lenders.
- Strategy advice on biodiversity impact to investors, developers and the supply chain.
- Design for biodiversity net gain on solar farms through our subsidiary Skyray.
All reviews can be enhanced by the results from a detailed site-specific assessment by our hand-picked environmental partners for each geography.
For more information on how we can help you boost the biodiversity of your renewable energy projects, contact us.