April 29, 2024

Is It Time to Explore Agrivoltaics? A Growing Solution for Solar Energy on Farms

Plants and solar panels have one major thing in common — they both need the sun. But instead of competing with one another for land that has good access to the sun’s rays, they’re increasingly benefiting from it together, side by side. That’s because more farmers are incorporating solar panels into their farmland using an arrangement known as “agrivoltaics.” Also called “agrisolar,” it’s a system where farmers place solar panels on land that is also used for grazing, crop production, or other agricultural purposes. This dual use of the land allows farmers to reap the financial and ecological benefits of […]