Systematic map of literature about the impacts of renewable energy : photovoltaic and biodiversity (2)
- Systematic map of literature about the impacts of renewable energy : photovoltaic and biodiversity (2)
This systematic map aims to establish a state of knowledge on the impact of photovoltaic panels on biodiversity. The primary question asked is: What is the evidence for the impact of solar panels on terrestrial biodiversity? This primary question includes several secondary questions, such as: which species are particularly studied? what impacts are considered in the literature? What biological metrics (growth, reproduction, survival) are most studied?
This map will include solar panels installed on rooftops (including "green roofs") as well as on the ground or even floating. We will take into account the panels installed as well as the installation phase of the panels. We will address all types of impacts identified in the literature (shading, polarized light, etc.), both negative and positive. In terms of population, we will focus on wild terrestrial biodiversity, ecosystems and species, both plant and animal (vertebrates and invertebrates). In terms of outcomes, all biological parameters (growth, reproduction, survival) will be considered.
*A systematic map is a census of the literature on a given subject to obtain a state of the art of knowledge. It allows the identification of gaps and areas of knowledge for the potential realization of systematic reviews)