News Flash Home
The original item was published from 8/15/2019 3:33:54 PM to 9/9/2019 12:00:05 AM.

News Flash

*Homepage LATEST NEWS

Posted on: August 15, 2019

[ARCHIVED] The City of St. Cloud is generating clean energy and is friendly to the bees and butterflies too!

Collage of images of wildflowers and solar panels

When St. Cloud installed the City’s first on-site solar array at the Nutrient, Energy and Water Recovery Facility in 2016, they finished the installation by planting native prairie flowers and grasses, rather than turf grass.

The prairie landscape provides a low maintenance environment around the solar array. By installing the prairie species native to Stearns County, the facility ensures that the plants are adapted to the existing conditions of the site. The plants are a mixture of different species, selected to ensure that none would grow over the panels and block solar energy production.

The prairie plants are also pollinators, which means they create a significant expanse of invaluable habitat and feeding area for bees, butterflies and other pollinators.

Learn more about St. Cloud's solar projects
Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in *Homepage LATEST NEWS

24 Hour Town Hall Meeting

Mayor Dave Kleis 24-Hour Town Hall Meeting

Posted on: February 21, 2024
February OH SoMe Post

Historic Preservation Manual Open House

Posted on: February 14, 2024
enterprise funds 2024

2024 ENTERPRISE FUNDS BUDGET

Posted on: November 6, 2023
2024 Proposed Governmental Fund

2024 Proposed Governmental Budget

Posted on: August 7, 2023
2023 - Available Resources for UB and Property Taxes

Property Tax Support Resources

Posted on: December 6, 2022