Regenerative Energy® Solar Standard

The Regenerative Energy® Solar Standard is a straight-forward and easy-to-use standard and certification process that helps you meet your design, operations, and conservation goals.

This standard provides guidance, structure, and recognition for solar developers wanting to increase the environmental, social, and economic benefits of a solar energy project. Developed in alignment with globally accepted protocols for sustainability standards and social value determinations, the Regenerative Energy® Solar Standard provides a roadmap for the holistic design, construction, and operation of solar power plants, while aligning with global efforts to address the major societal challenges we face today.

Aligns with Global Efforts to Address Society’s Greatest Challenges

The global community relies on nature-based solutions to protect people, optimize infrastructure, and safeguard a stable and biodiverse future. We designed the Regenerative Energy® Solar Standard to meet the IUCN Global Standard for Nature-based Solutions and help meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Our standard also provides an additional solar industry-specific contribution to keeping human-induced warming to less than 1.5 degrees below pre-industrial levels.

A Regenerative Energy® project helps address multiple societal challenges, including climate change, food security, water security, and economic and social development. Regenerative Energy® will not single handedly solve these challenges, but it can transform the way the solar industry designs and constructs facilities and manages land. Through this transformation, it provides the industry with the opportunity to be a small yet important part of the global effort to address societal challenges, including reversing climate change.

A Standard that Provides Multiple User Benefits

Incorporates Regenerative Energy® EcoMetrics

The Regenerative Energy Solar Standard offers you the option to apply Regenerative Energy® EcoMetrics to a project. This is an equally robust and transparent, stakeholder-informed methodology to accurately track, assess, and capture, in an audit-ready report, the full value of environmental, social, and economic impacts of the project. Applying Regenerative Energy® Ecometrics to a project will greatly assist the project developer in meeting the Regenerative Energy® Solar Standard criteria.

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