Entries by Stacie Peterson

AgriSolar Podcast Ep. 1: Growing Crops Among the Solar Panels in Colorado

The AgriSolar Clearinghouse Podcast officially kicks off with a conversation between Meg Caley, Executive Director and co-founder of the Colorado nonprofit Sprout City Farms and AgriSolar Clearinghouse Director Stacie Peterson.  They discuss the many additive benefits of agrisolar, the challenges of farming in an obstacle course, and the importance of community.

Follow the Sun Tour: Massachusetts

By Stacie Peterson, PhD See more photos from the tour in the AgriSolar Flickr album here: Follow the Sun Tour: Massachusetts | Flickr The farmlands of Massachusetts are cherished landscapes, steeped in cultural significance and family connections. Coming from the drought-ridden western United States, I was struck first by the lack of irrigation pivots and […]

Follow the Sun Tour Minnesota

By: Stacie Peterson Minnesota is a leader in agrisolar, thanks to innovative policies, inspiring research, and a committed network of agrivoltaic and pollinator advocates. The Follow the Sun Tour had the opportunity to visit four of Minnesota’s AgriSolar sites on an action-packed summer day full of site visits, speakers, and a social networking event on […]

Watch: Agrivoltaics as a Climate-Smart Conservation Cropping Practice, Jack’s Solar Garden, and the AgriSolar Clearinghouse

In this webinar from the Indiana Conservation Cropping System Initiative, AgriSolar Clearinghouse partner Greg Barron-Gafford provides an agrivoltaics primer and a discussion of potential for agrivoltaics in climate-smart crop practices. Byron Kominek then describes his successful agrivoltaic farm, Jack’s Solar Garden. Byron describes ongoing studies, farm economics, community development, and education programs at the farm. […]

Welcome to the AgriSolar Clearinghouse

Solar developments are expected to cover 3 million acres of land in the next ten years. Under traditional solar development, these lands could be taken over for energy-only production and this could impact pollinator habitat, food production, soil health, and cultural landscapes. But, there is tremendous opportunity for low-impact solar development that is complementary with […]