The Ilbesheim solar park shows the species abundance that can develop on a previous intensively used agricultural area despite – or precisely because of – the construction of solar modules. If a certain minimum distance is planned between the rows of modules, solar parks quickly develop into oases of biodiversity. This applies to grasses and plants as well as to wildlife. The results of various scientific studies confirm this.
In Ilbesheim, a wide variety of meadow herbs and grass species quickly settled, as did a colorful and diverse insect and bird life. In particular, the elimination of fertilizers and pesticides, as well as the infrequent mowing since the construction of the solar park, favored the regained richness in species.