Vegetation management

Our vegetation management services within solar farms are necessary to increase solar assets production and make maintenance service a possibility. Electricians need to access the sites and shading on the panels can cause hotspots. 

In the Northeastern United States, the following considerations are particularly important in vegetation management.

Control Existing Vegetation

  • Mowing – if time permits prior to the start of construction, frequent mowing can reduce the presence of some weed species and encourage the growth of more desirable species.
  • Herbicides – Herbicides can be an effective control option for undesirable plant species. Care must be taken to assure that products are used in accordance with their label and steps are taken to avoid herbicide resistance development.
  • Tillage – tillage can effectively terminate numerous types of plants but may not be successful in controlling species with creeping root systems or the ability to regrow from existing plant parts.