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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.

Solar Multiuse Farming Practices FactSheet 2019 v3

Learn more at the SEIA website: https://www.seia.org/research-resources/solar-multiuse-farming