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Sheep and Solar Panels: Using Solar Sites for Pastureland

By ASGA / May 5, 2022 /

This article was originally published on the Bay Journal website on May 3, 2022. by Ad Crable A solar power boom generated by new renewable energy mandates is unfurling in…

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ASGA Call #52 Replay: April 6th, MNL on the Benefits of Solar Grazing for Soil Health and Carbon Sequestration

By ASGA / April 8, 2022 /

Audrey Lomax and Tom Karas of Minnesota Native Landscapes (MNL) lead a panel discussion on the results of their exciting new soil carbon research on solar grazing and ecosystem improvement…

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ASGA Call #51: Learn about Federal Agrivoltaics Research and Programs

By ASGA / March 7, 2022 /

Call Replay Available Hear from Zachary Eldredge with the US Department of Energy’s Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO). He discussed the government’s agrivoltaics programs and recent developments in agrivoltaics engineering. → View presentation…

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ASGA Call #50: Large-Site Solar Grazing at Topaz Solar Farm

By ASGA / February 4, 2022 /

Call Replay Available For this month’s webinar, we’re heading west to hear all about grazing at the 550-megawatt Topaz Solar Farm in San Luis Obispo County, CA. Katie Brown from Althouse and Meade, Inc will…

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NEW YORK STATE: Leading the flock

By ASGA / January 18, 2022 /

New York State is poised for an agrivoltaics revolution. But to get there, we’re going to need a lot of collaboration between agriculture and energy—and a lot more sheep. The…

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Webinar: Large Scale Agrivoltaics: Solar Grazing on Utility Scale Solar Facilities in Western New York

By ASGA / January 14, 2022 /

Event hosted by USES-NY, please register through the provided link.  Part 1 of 2.   Feb 10, 2022. Start time 6 PM Eastern Time Part 2 will be beekeeping Description: In…

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ASGA Call #49: HAWAII: Community Solar & Solar Grazing

By ASGA / January 7, 2022 /

Presenters: Nexamp’s Julie Beauchemin presented Community Solar Development in Hawaii and Olsen Enterprise’s Raia Olsen reported on Solar Grazing in Hawaii. Speakers:   Keith Hevenor, Director of Communications at Nexamp introduced Nexamp’s work with ASGA…

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Listen to Sheep + Solar, A Love Story

By ASGA / January 4, 2022 /

Outside/IN, “a show about the natural world and how we use it,” recently did an episode on sheep and solar. Below is an episode description shared on their website. Listen…

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ASGA Call #48: Solar Grazing: Scaling Agrivoltaics and Associated Ecosystem Services

By ASGA / December 3, 2021 /

Call Replay Available Presenters: Silicon Ranch’s Michael Baute & Loran Shallenberger will present their Regenerative Energy programs and Churchtown Dairy farm manager Michael MacDonald reports on Solar Grazing and Water…

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ASGA Call #47: Solar sheep and soil health, plus American Farmland Trust talks agrivoltaics research

By ASGA / November 5, 2021 /

Call Replay Available Join Hosts Daniel Finnegan and Lexie Hain as they talk with American Farmland Trust-New England and the New Mexico Healthy Soils Working Group. With thanks to our sponsor & longtime collaborators at the Elisabeth…

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Bees, sheep, crops: Solar developers tout multiple benefits

By ASGA / November 4, 2021 /

The Associated Press captures essence of dual use movement; ABC News picks up this thread Solar is a renewable energy source that can help wean the world off fossil fuels…

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When these solar farms need their grass cut, they call in some woolly landscapers

By ASGA / October 21, 2021 /

10-21-216:00 AM WORLD CHANGING IDEAS BY KRISTIN TOUSSAINT 3 MINUTE READ On some solar farms in New York state, sheep act as landscapers, grazing among the solar panels to manage vegetation. It’s…

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ASGA Call #46: ASGA Talks about Overcoming Adversity in Solar Grazing

By ASGA / October 8, 2021 /

Call Replay Available The ASGA Board of Directors participate in a live panel event. Board members share stories of their experiences getting their first contracts to graze, gathering flocks, and…

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ASGA Call #45: Oregon State’s NEWAg Lab

By ASGA / September 7, 2021 /

Call Replay Available Oregon State’s NEWAg Lab presents their Agrivoltaics Work Join Oregon State University’s NEWAg Lab  for a virtual introduction to their research on agrivoltaic systems! The NEWAg (Nexus of…

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Sheep Help Restore Native Prairie Habitat On Waseca Solar Farm

By ASGA / August 24, 2021 /

A new idea is blending energy and agriculture to power some of our neighbor’s homes. Nokomis Energy has dozens of renewable energy projects across the Twin Cities that serve Xcel Energy…

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ASGA Call #44: Solar Grazing with Nexamp & Texas Native Seeds talks solar

By ASGA / August 8, 2021 /

Call Replay Available Check out two great presentations by  Nexamp’s Ryan Kelliher Solar Grazing: The On-Ramp to Agrivoltaics  & Native Seeds for Texas Solar Projects? A proposal for solar by East Texas Native…

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