Solar Grazing News

ASGA Call #53 Replay: May 4th, Presenting the New Solar Grazing Contract Template

By ASGA / May 6, 2022

Pace Law’s Food and Beverage Law Clinic has been working hard these last few months to update ASGA’s solar grazing contract template based on member feedback. During May’s webinar, Pace Law’s Gina Hervey, Andie D’Angelo, and Jonathan Brown presented the final revised contract and answered your questions about it. The original contract was developed in partnership between ASGA and the Pace…

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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 the Chesapeake Bay region. Virginia, for example, was ninth in the nation for new solar capacity in 2021. With many solar arrays ending up on…

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ASGA Call #53: Presenting the New Solar Grazing Contract Template

By ASGA / May 4, 2022

Pace Law’s Food and Beverage Law Clinic has been working hard these last few months to update ASGA’s solar grazing contract template based on member feedback. At this month’s webinar, Pace Law’s Gina Hervey, Andie D’Angelo, and Jonathan Brown will present the final revised contract and answer your questions about it. The original contract was developed in partnership between ASGA and the…

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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 showing how solar grazing improves soil quality and carbon sequestration as well as positively impacting plant biodiversity and pollinators. Audrey discussed MNL’s current work with solar…

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ASGA Call #52: MNL on the Benefits of Solar Grazing for Soil Health and Carbon Sequestration

By ASGA / April 6, 2022

Audrey Lomax and Tom Karas of Minnesota Native Landscapes (MNL) will lead a panel discussion on the results of their exciting new soil carbon research on solar grazing and ecosystem improvement showing how solar grazing improves soil quality and carbon sequestration as well as positively impacting plant biodiversity and pollinators. Audrey will discuss MNL’s current work…

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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 slides About the Speaker Zachary Eldredge is a Technology Manager for the Strategic Analysis and Institutional Support team, joining SETO in June 2019.  His projects are…

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

By ASGA / March 2, 2022

Zachary Eldredge will be joining us from the US Department of Energy’s Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) to discuss the government’s agrovoltaics programs and recent developments in agrovoltaics engineering. About the Speaker Zachary Eldredge is a Technology Manager for the Strategic Analysis and Institutional Support team, joining SETO in June 2019.  His projects are focused on finding…

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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 talk about the development of this unique project, which was at the time of its completion the largest solar project in the world with over 9…

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

By ASGA / February 2, 2022

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 talk about the development of this unique project, which was at the time of its completion the largest solar project in the world with over 9 million panels and producing…

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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 River, Hudson Valley Newsroom Lissa Harris 9:00 AM EST on Jan 15, 2022 This story has been supported by the Solutions Journalism Network, a nonprofit organization…

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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 2019, NYSERDA awarded a contract to EDF Renewables for the construction of its proposed Morris Ridge Solar Energy Center project, engineered to generate 177 megawatts of…

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

By ASGA / January 7, 2022

Call Replay Available 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 in 2021.   Click here or on the image below to access .pdf version of Keith’s presentation. Director of Business Development Julie Beauchamin at…

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

By ASGA / January 5, 2022

Presenters: Nexamp’s @Julie Beauchemin will present Community Solar Development in Hawaii and Olsen Enterprise’s Raia Olsen reports on Solar Grazing in Hawaii Speakers: Keith Hevenor, Director of Communications at Nexamp will introduce Nexamp’s work with ASGA in 2021.   Director of Business Development  @Julie Beauchamin at Nexamp will introduce both how community solar and community solar development works, then discuss the status…

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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 to the episode by clicking on the link below, visiting their website, or finding it wherever you get your podcasts. We all know that a…

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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 Quality. Speakers: Michael MacDonald, Farm Manager at Churchtown Dairy, a regenerative farm, and ASGA Advisor.  Working in the Hudson River Valley of New York State at a…

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

By ASGA / December 1, 2021

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 Quality. Speakers: Michael MacDonald, Farm Manager at Churchtown Dairy, a regenerative farm, and ASGA Advisor.  Working in the Hudson River Valley of New York State at a grazing dairy, with…

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