07 Sep Grass collecting, baling and removal of arisings
Grass collecting, baling and removal of arisings are specified on many solar park landscape and biodiversity management plans.
The challenge is what to do with all that grass…
Imagine how much grass you collect when mowing your lawn at home and put it on your compost heap. Well, now imagine how much will be generated on a solar parks of say 50 acres.
Now consider the challenges of rows between panels of 2mtrs wide, and tight turns at the end of rows between panels and security fences. Traditional collecting/baling equipment won’t fit.
And what to do with all that grass??
Here are 2 sites we’ve mowed and baled, and mowed and collected, in the past few weeks using different equipment to do the job as required. On both occasions the site specification and site ecologist allowed for leaving the bales and cuttings on site.