New York funds a study to learn how grazing can benefit solar installations

By ASGA / May 12, 2021 /

Sheep and solar farms can exist symbiotically, and the American Solar Grazing Association says that now is the time to convert that relationship into a full-scale industry.MAY 12, 2021 TIM SYLVIA Image: American Solar Grazing Association The American Solar Grazing Association is taking on a two-year project to collect and analyze data on the agricultural,…

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Study to Assess Business Case for Sheep and Honeybees on Solar Power Sites

By ASGA / May 4, 2021 /

Recruitment of shepherds, beekeepers, and solar sites underway Contact: Lexie ITHACA—The American Solar Grazing Association (ASGA) today announced it will collect and analyze data on the agricultural, economic, and environmental impacts of co-locating agricultural enterprises such as commercial beekeeping and sheep grazing on photovoltaic sites. “New York State has one of the most ambitious…

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Solar Meets Sheep (and Bees, and More)

By ASGA / January 8, 2021 /

Agrivoltaics brings ag and solar together on the same land. It’s an emerging solution that could be coming soon to the Hudson Valley By Lynn Freehill-Maye   The second word in “solar farm” can sound like a misnomer. Often solar panels sit on former agricultural land, but aren’t what we’d otherwise think of as a…

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Nittany 2: Penn State

Solar Power World Features Fuzz & Buzz, ASGA

By ASGA / October 16, 2020 /

Penn State’s 70-MW solar project portfolio is now producing power and supporting sheep grazing Penn State University has begun purchasing renewable electricity generated from three Lightsource bp solar farms that have completed construction in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. The projects were initiated in 2019 upon the signing of a 70-MW PPA under which Penn State would purchase 100%…

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Flocking to a Utility-Scale PV O&M Solution

By ASGA / August 27, 2020 /

By Kearstin Krupiak  Posted August 5, 2020  In Blog 0 Operating and maintaining a utility-scale photovoltaic (PV) solar power plant is a time-consuming and expensive proposition. However, there’s been a unique innovation in PV plant operation – though it comes from a simple and decidedly old-school source. Sheep’s New Role in Lowering PV Plant Operations and Maintenance Costs You read that…

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Biggest Solar Farm in New Jersey to Partner with Experienced Solar Grazier, ASGA Member

By ASGA / August 20, 2020 /

The Nichomaus Run Solar Farm, proposed by developer Dakota Power Partners, would cover 800 acres of land in Pilesgrove Township — 650 of which will be lined with rows of roughly 4,000 solar panels. The land would provide grazing space for 1,000 sheep.Courtesy — Dakota Power Partners By Caroline Fassett | NJ Advance Media for…

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Michigan State: Well Managed Land Can Do Both

By ASGA / June 15, 2020 /

As the demand for solar energy grows, solar farms are cropping up across America’s rural landscapes. And Charles Gould, an energy educator with Michigan State University Extension, says they can complement more traditional uses of land. “One of the things that we are really trying to encourage is raising livestock – especially sheep – underneath…

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On Pasture Features ASGA

By ASGA / May 19, 2020 /
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New York State Solar Sheep Photo Op

By ASGA / April 1, 2020 /

Hey folks! We got a little nice press with an album cover for New York State’s Clean Energy Standards Report 2019. Nice to see some New York solar sheep in the spotlight. For those of you interested in the report, see below Look to the report submitted on 3/31/20 NYSERDA 2019 CES Procurement Report

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Outreach Webinar on Solar Technology & Solar Grazing

By ASGA / March 31, 2020 /

USES, the United Solar Energy Supporters group, just offered a webinar on solar grazing and on solar technologies. Tune in about 30 min in for the latest solar grazing webinar by ASGA’s founders Lewis Fox & Lexie Hain.

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Yes! Magazine Features ASGA

By ASGA / March 20, 2020 /
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Solar Power 2020 News

By ASGA / January 8, 2020 /

Solar sheep are eating away at the O&M competition

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Science Museum of Minnesota Indicates Solar + Lamb Most Productive

By ASGA / August 2, 2019 /
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Solar Grazing Association Gets Nexamp Support

By ASGA / August 2, 2019 /

Nexamp kicked off a new solar grazing program recently with the deployment of approximately 150 sheep on its solar farm in Newfield, NY. The sheep will be used to provide sustainable vegetation management at the site throughout the growing season.

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ASI Newsletter Feature : Solar Grazing Looks Like A Win Win For Farmers

By ASGA / July 25, 2019 / was recently mentioned in an article by Kyle Partain, featured in the ASI Newsletter, Solar Grazing Looks Like A Win Win For Farmers

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