Stabilizing a Solar Power Plant’s Soil

Nick de Vries (SVP of Technology and Asset Management, Silicon Ranch) is joined by Michael Baute (Director of Regenerative Energy® and Land Management, Silicon Ranch) to discuss the important function grasses provide at our Perry Solar Farm.

Initially, during the construction process, annual vegetation offers an immediate but temporary solution to stabilize soil. Over time, however, the site will increasingly transition to perennial vegetation for long-term soil stabilization. In addition to providing a continuous source of forage for livestock, the vegetation works to stabilize soil and reduce erosion. This increases the efficiency of this facility’s operations and management for the long-term.