Solar Grazing News

ASGA Call 34: Solar Grazing Research with Cornell’s Dr Niko Kochendoerfer

By ASGA / October 7, 2020

Hello Friends of ASGA, We are pleased to announce our October 7th call – grazing, soil carbon and pollinators. You’ll learn about a multiyear experiment at a 50+ acre Cascadilla Community Solar Farm at Cornell University with the project lead, Dr Nikola Kochendoerfer. With one full year into the project, we can learn about what…

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ASGA Call 33: Indiana Solar Grazing Trial & multiple land uses with Rocky Mountain Institute

By ASGA / September 8, 2020

We’ll have a special promotion of the new film by Diana Rodger’s team at Sacred Cow – out this fall. She will on the call to drop hints about the release date and, better yet, how sheep feature in the film. Our featured guests will bring us news of solar grazing in the Midwest: Hoosier…

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ASGA Call 33: Indiana Solar Grazing Trial & multiple land uses with Rocky Mountain Institute

By ASGA / September 2, 2020

This month we have a stacked line up, hold on to your hats! We’ll have a special promotion of the new film by Diana Rodger’s team at Sacred Cow – out this fall. She will on the call to drop hints about the release date and, better yet, how sheep feature in the film. Our…

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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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ASGA Call 32: 200 acres of solar make hay, honey & lamb

By ASGA / August 20, 2020

Learn about operations at Arnprior Solar, a 200 acre solar array managed by Shady Creek Lamb Company and EDF-Renewables. Hosting Gees Bees Honey since 2016, this site in Ontario has a wonderful cast of characters. Come meet Chris and Lyndsey from Shady Creek Lamb and hear their stories from the past 5 years of management.…

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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 NJ.com…

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ASGA Call 32: 200 acres of solar make hay, honey and lamb

By ASGA / August 5, 2020

Welcome to August, ASGA subscribers. Our call this month will start at 6 PM EST on Wednesday August 5th. Learn about operations at Arnprior Solar, a 200 acre solar array managed by Shady Creek Lamb Company and EDF-Renewables. Hosting Gees Bees Honey since 2016, this site in Ontario has a wonderful cast of characters. Come…

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Utility Dive Does a Deep Dive on Solar Grazing

By ASGA / August 5, 2020

Utility Dive Surveyed the Solar Grazing Industry for Utility Owners As the U.S. solar industry expands, arrays are spreading across more land — and the cost of keeping the sun on those panels through vegetation management is rising. A one-shot solution to both the land-use and cost challenges is emerging: agrivoltaics. The term covers dual-use…

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ASGA Call 31: Solar & Pollinators & Honey

By ASGA / July 3, 2020

Hear from guest Rob Davis of the Center for Pollinators In Energy & Dustin Vanesse from Bare Honey​ Solar grazing, solar honey, and good practices in grazing go hand in hand. Call Guests: Rob Davis Dustin Vanesse Call Hosts: Dr Judy St Leger, ASGA Board, solar grazier & owner Dutch Barn Farm, NY Lexie Hain,…

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ASGA Call 30: Trent Hendricks of Cabriejo Ranch, Missouri

By ASGA / July 3, 2020

Hear from Trent Hendricks of Cabriejo Ranch, a seasoned grazier, he operates a solar grazing network based out of his holistically managed ranch in Missouri. Special Guests: Ernst Pollinator Service at Meadville Land Services & Ernst Seeds. Ernst Seeds: The source of the world’s first solar grazing seed mix Fuzz and Buzz Thanks to our…

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ASGA Call 31: Solar & Pollinators & Honey

By ASGA / July 1, 2020

Please join us Wednesday, July 1st for the next American Solar Grazing Association call with guest Rob Davis of the Center for Pollinators In Energy & Dustin Vanesse from Bare Honey​ Solar grazing, solar honey, and good practices in grazing go hand in hand. Call Guests: Rob Davis Dustin Vanesse Call Hosts: Dr Judy St…

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Solar Agriculture: An International Look

By ASGA / June 26, 2020
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Mass Farm Bureau & Solar

By ASGA / June 15, 2020
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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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Solar Siting in Connecticut: Web Conference June 26

By ASGA / June 15, 2020

Please share with pertinent individuals this invitation to an important online event — Friday, June 26th, 8:50am log-in until 12:15pm — during which we will hear presentations about land use issues as we look ahead to … • Building larger solar arrays in CT;  • Pollinator-friendly solar fields;  • the solar grazing idea… and more.…

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ASGA Call 30: Trent Hendricks of Cabriejo Ranch, Missouri

By ASGA / June 3, 2020

Join us! June 3rd for our 30th Call ASGA Hosts: Caleb Scott, Scott Land Yard Group & ASGA Lexie Hain, ASGA GUESTS Featured Guest: Trent Hendricks of Cabriejo Ranch, a seasoned grazier, he operates a solar grazing network based out of his holistically managed ranch in Missouri. Special Guests: Ernst Pollinator Service at Meadville Land…

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