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Erosion Control on Solar Farms… There’s a Better Way

Soil erosion can compromise a solar installation at any stage of its life cycle, from construction to normal day-to-day operation. With today’s more frequent, higher intensity storms, it is especially vital to protect your solar development from the forces of erosion—but the choice you make in your erosion control solution

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Should I Worry About Erosion Control Temperature?

InstaTurf Can Help Manage the Heat Heat is a major concern when it comes to our relationship with the environment. At InstaTurf®, we want to ensure that our effect on an area’s ecology is as positive as possible. We know that one of the major contributors to increased atmospheric temperatures

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Why You Should Ditch Rock Riprap

For many developers, rock riprap is the default choice for erosion control in drainage channels and along shorelines. It’s been the industry standard for decades. It doesn’t require a 6-12+ month vegetation grow-in period like Turf Reinforcement Mats (TRMs). On the surface, riprap seems like a solid choice—but it’s fundamentally

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InstaTurf Erosion Control Timelapse

We installed InstaTurf ShearForce10 in Southern Indiana in Sept 2019. Watch how the soft armor matting protects the soil while there is erosion due to high-flow water all around the mat. Additionally, see how the check dam is not able to hold up to the water flow and become ineffective.

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Solar Farms Embrace New Tool to Fight Soil Erosion

View the original article on SmartBrief. Solar farm operators are deploying a new solution in their quest to prevent soil erosion. Site maintenance is key to ensuring peak solar farm performance because a soil base that erodes can cause panel hardware to shift and negatively impact panel efficacy.  At two

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How to Prevent Soil Erosion with Instant Armor Mats

How to Prevent Soil Erosion with Instant Armor Mats

Soil erosion as the land-degrading process induced by the natural forces of water and wind and accelerated by human activity has become a worrying issue in recent decades. According to a study conducted by the World Wildlife organization, 50% of our fertile topsoil has been lost over the last 150

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The Environmental and Economic Impacts of Soil Erosion

The Environmental and Economic Impacts of Soil Erosion

Soil represents a crucial element in both rural and urban environments. And in both cases, proper land management is key to maintaining soil quality. Even if soil erosion on construction sites usually affects a relatively small area of land, as part of the watershed, it’s still a major cause of

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