InSPIRE

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The U.S. Department of Energy's InSPIRE project seeks to improve the environmental compatibility and mutual benefits of solar development with agriculture and native landscapes.

Meeting Solar Cost and Deployment Targets through Innovative Site Preparation and Impact Reductions on the Environment

 Photo of purple and yellow wildflowers growing below a solar panel
A pollinator-friendly solar array minimizes impact of solar development on environments and economies. Photo by Rob Davis / Fresh Energy

The InSPIRE project utilizes field research sites located across the United States to provide foundational and actionable data on low-impact solar development opportunities, as well as region-specific benefits and tradeoffs. Learn about low-impact solar development basics.

Low-impact development strategies can reduce costs and environmental impacts of solar development, while also providing benefits to local agriculture, soils, and ecosystems. For more information, see our Low-Impact Solar Development Strategies Guidebook.

To learn more about what we do, see the InSPIRE project overview.