AgriSolar Clearinghouse

Connecting businesses, land managers, and researchers with trusted resources to support the growth of co-located solar and sustainable agriculture

About the AgriSolar Clearinghouse

The AgriSolar Clearinghouse is an information-sharing, relationship-building, public communications hub for all things agrisolar. The AgriSolar community will:

  • Connect farmers, developers, researchers, and the public
  • Provide practical technical assistance
  • Develop best practices and innovative solutions to barriers
  • Evaluate innovative financing options
  • Promote sustainable agrisolar opportunities

AgriSolar Information

Join a field trip, listen to a podcast, watch a webinar, peruse the library, or chat with an expert.

Financial Resources

Find utility incentives, grant funding, ownership structures, lease options, and tax information to finance your project.

Policy

Find guidance on contract language, procurement guidelines, and government policies.

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Jack's Solar Garden, NRELPhoto by Werner Slocum / NREL

NPR Visits AgriSolar ‘Garden’ in Colorado

NPR recently visited Jack's Solar Garden, a Colorado farm among about a dozen in the U.S. investing in the colocation of solar energy and farmland. When Byron Kominek returned home after the Peace Corps and later working as a diplomat in Africa,…
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NCAT Launches Nation’s First AgriSolar Clearinghouse

The National Center for Appropriate Technology, a nonprofit focused on sustainable energy and agriculture solutions, has launched the nation’s first AgriSolar Clearinghouse to connect farmers, ranchers, land managers, solar developers, and researchers with trusted, practical information to increase the co-location of solar and agriculture.
August 29, 2018 - NREL researcher Jordan Macknick and Michael Lehan discuss panel orientation and spacing. Macknick is working with teams from UMass Clean Energy Extension and Hyperion on a photovoltaic dual-use research project at the UMass Crop Animal Research and Education Center in South Deerfield, MA. They are researching simultaneously growing crops under PV Arrays while producing electricity from the panels. The project is part of the DOE InSPIRE project seeking to improve the environmental compatibility and mutual benefits of solar development with agriculture and native landscapes. L-R Michael Lehan, Jordan Macknick, Anne Marley, Jake Marley, Dwayne Bregel, Kristin Oleskwwicz and Zara Dowling. (Photo by Dennis Schroeder / NREL)Photo by Dennis Schroeder / NREL
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The AP Reports on the Benefits of AgriSolar Development

The Associated Press is reporting on the benefits of agrisolar development, that is, the co-location of solar panels on appropriate farm land. “There's lots of spaces where solar could be integrated with really innovative uses of land,”…

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