About the AgriSolar Clearinghouse

The AgriSolar Clearinghouse is a nationwide hub developed by the National Center for Appropriate Technology to connect businesses, landowners, and researchers with trusted resources to support the growth of co-located solar and sustainable agriculture, also known as agrivoltaic development.  

By 2030, solar installations are expected to cover more than 3 million acres of land in the United States. Today, most of those installations sit on top of stripped, single-use land. Expanding agrivoltaics on solar-appropriate lands will allow agricultural and solar producers to maximize the use of land, increasing pollinator habitat, diversifying ecosystem services, and increasing revenue.  

NCAT’s team of energy engineers and sustainable agriculture specialists, along with a national network of partners, have developed the Clearinghouse to facilitate peer-to-peer networks, engage stakeholders, and provide individualized technical assistance. 

This is your chance to join the AgriSolar community as we: 

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

Staff, Partners and Stakeholders

Meet the AgriSolar Team

NCAT’s team of sustainable agriculture specialists and energy engineers are ready to provide technical assistance, facilitate information sharing, build peer-to-peer mentor groups, and develop media to support AgriSolar researchers and practitioners. 

Stacie Peterson

Stacie Peterson

Energy Program Director; AgriSolar Clearinghouse Program Manager, NCAT
Danielle Miska

Danielle Miska

Energy Engineer, NCAT
Victorian Smart

Victorian Smart

Technical Assistance Coordinator, NCAT
Chris Lent

Chris Lent

Sustainable Agriculture Specialist, NCAT
Marisa Larson

Marisa Larson

LIHEAP Clearinghouse Manager, NCAT

How We’re Funded

The AgriSolar Clearinghouse is a project of the National Center for Appropriate Technology and has been made possible through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office within the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. The Solar Energy Technologies Office supports early-stage research and development to improve the affordability, reliability, and domestic benefit of solar technologies on the grid. Learn more at energy.gov/solar-office.