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ASGA Call 76: How Big Is Solar Grazing in the U.S.? (ASGA Census Results)

April 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT

April 3 @ 6:00 pm 7:00 pm EDT

In September we invited you to take part in the first-ever U.S. Solar Grazing Census. We received an outstanding 129 responses and are ready to share some preliminary results! 

For this month’s call we will share an updated picture of the scale and reach of solar grazing in the U.S. based on the census data. We’ll discuss what this means for the solar and sheep industries and the future of solar grazing.

​We’ll also talk about how the census data can help us answer key questions that are often asked in the solar grazing industry.

​These topics include:

  • ​How many acres of solar are being grazed
  • ​The average size of sites being grazed, the scale of grazing, and its geographic reach
  • ​The average cost per acre to graze solar
  • ​What grazing strategies are common
  • ​How many sheep per acre folks are using and what breeds are popular
  • ​And so much more!

​The Census was designed to assess standardized metrics that can be used to evaluate solar sheep grazing and identify best practices for these systems. The Census is supported by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s InSPIRE project. We welcome new and updated responses: https://solargrazing.org/ASGASurvey2023