What is Solar Grazing?
It's the practice of grazing livestock on solar farms. Sheep are the most common solar grazing animals, as they are the best-suited species.
For the safety of the existing, low-mount solar arrays, goats, cows, pigs, and horses are not recommended.
Why Solar Grazing?
Solar farms are expanding in size and number
nationwide, and the most desirable sites for solar farms are generally in agriculture already.
Solar grazing keeps farmland in farm production.
Farm incomes are down, and solar grazing allows farmers to increase and diversify revenues without taking land out of food production.
Solar grazing contributes dairy, meat, and wool to the locally sourced, renewable farm market.
Solar grazing reduces or eliminates the need for mowing at solar sites, reducing emissions and costs.