Decarbonization Avenue University research @ CLIMAX

Solar Development: Super Bloom or Super Bust for Desert Species?

The study found that solar panel effects on plant response were strongly influenced by weather and physical features of the landscape.

The study suggests that rare species may be more sensitive to solar development impacts than common species. 

It highlights the potential for solar panel effects to vary among species, as well as over space and time.


  • Solar energy

Sustainability domain

  • Renewable Energy

Type of innovation

  • Core sciences & engineering

Stakeholder type

  • University researcher
  • Corporate researcher


Relevant for

  • Thermodynamics & heat sciences professional
  • Electrical engineer
  • Solar power professional
  • Production or process engineer

Innovation sector

  • Environmental sciences
  • Renewable energy sciences