Solar energy is a clean, renewable source of energy that has a significantly lower environmental impact than traditional forms of energy, such as coal and oil. However, like any other form of energy production, solar energy can have an impact on wildlife and biodiversity.
The construction and operation of solar power plants can lead to the loss and fragmentation of wildlife habitat. This can result in the displacement and disruption of wildlife populations, and in some cases, it can even lead to the extinction of certain species. For example, solar farms can disrupt bird habitats and migration patterns, and they can also impact the breeding and foraging patterns of desert tortoises, which are considered a threatened species.