Cardno installed custom low growing prairie species across 126 acres in order to keep vegetation below the solar panels. Native seed was installed with a Truax Trillion™ native seeder where applicable, primarily between solar panels.
In smaller areas, seed was broadcast using a cyclone seeding. Cardno then provided four years of stewardship services including:
- selective herbicide application
- and monthly site inspections.
The storage facility received Energy Storage North America’s (ESNA) 2015 Innovation Award for Centralized Storage.