Solar development and agricultural use can exist not only side-by-side, but increasingly are found together.
- A farmer can add solar to their property and get steady income from a land or rooftop array.
- Solar energy facilities can also collaborate with local farms and bee-keeping organizations to incorporate pollinator friendly plants and bee hives onto their sites.
- Responsible solar development could improve soil health, retain water, nurture native species, produce food, and provide even lower-cost energy to local communities.
- Sheep farmers have opportunities to contract for vegetation management of solar sites and thus increase farm viability.
Learn more at the SEIA website: https://www.seia.org/research-resources/solar-multiuse-farming