Research on Solar Grazing

Latest Research

Greener sheep: Life cycle analysis of integrated sheep agrivoltaic systems. | Handler and Pearce 2022

A preliminary investigation of the effect of solar panels and rotation frequency on the grazing behavior of sheep (Ovis aries) grazing dormant pasture | California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

One Year of Grassland Vegetation Dynamics in two Sheep-Grazed Agrivoltaic Systems | Central France

Effect of Stocking Rate on Forage Yield and Vegetation Management Success in Solar Grazing | Cornell University

Emerging Agrivoltaic Regulatory Systems: A Review of Solar Grazing | University of Illinois

The 5 Cs of Agrivoltaic Success Factors in the United States: Lessons from the InSPIRE Research Study | National Renewable Energy Laboratory 2022


Research on Solar Grazing

As an emerging field, there's no journal devoted to solar grazing or agrivoltaics specifically. Click below for a selection of resources currently available.

Cornell University

Oregon State University

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

Additional Research & Private Research Institutions

International Research

Ohio State University

New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)

ASGA Research


Notable Articles on Solar Grazing

On-Pasture- Co-location of solar & agriculture

Guide to Farming Friendly Solar

Sheep Industry News, February 2021:  Shearing in a Pandemic


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