Our RE plants prioritize local nature interests and promote biodiversity

At UNISON, we make sure to adapt each project to the surrounding nature. With our initiatives and biodiversity promotion measures, we want our renewable energy plants to create the best conditions in and around the project area for flora and fauna to unfold in a new way.

A renewable energy plant takes up a large area. This allows us to produce large amounts of renewable energy. At the same time, we can convert monoculturally cultivated farmland into an area with a new natural balance. This helps promote local biodiversity as it creates a breeding ground for more animal and plant species.

You can read more about our various biodiversity initiatives by downloading our brochure:

Why is biodiversity important?

Humans as a species need to live in a world that is part of a biologically diverse ecosystem. Biodiversity is essential in creating the diversity that provides our planet with vital air, water, and food. Sustainable biodiversity is the very basis of life for us humans to exist on earth.

We work every day to secure and organize our renewable energy installations in a way that promotes sustainability and biodiversity.

Biological diversity

We plant windbreaks of shrubs, trees, flowers and berries to ensure maximum biodiversity.

At UNISON, we make sure to plant insect-friendly trees, flowers, herbs, shrubs and native fruit and berry bushes. The purpose of this is for the insects to pollinate and feed on the plants in the summer, while the local people can harvest berries and fruits in the fall.

Insect hotels and beehives

We place insect hotels and beehives around the project area, for the benefit of the surrounding nature and agriculture. 

In UNISON, we have the option of setting up insect hotels along the lee fence as well as collaborating with local beekeepers who can establish bee boxes in the area. This will help to increase the number of insects in the area and thus benefit the biodiversity in the project area as well as the surrounding landscape.

Grazing with sheep

We let sheep graze the areas between the solar panels, which increases the area's absorption of CO2 and supports biodiversity.

At UNISON, we are in dialog with local sheep farmers who want to let their sheep graze the areas under and between the solar panels. In addition to the actual care of the area in the renewable energy plant, there are several positive spin-off effects of letting sheep graze the area. Grazing sheep can help sequester carbon in grasslands, meadows and similar areas. In this way, you can significantly increase an area's uptake of CO2.