Vegetation management on solar farms can be accomplished through targeted grazing with sheep. No data currently exists informing management for contract grazers on solar farms. Therefore, our objectives were to investigate both the effects of solar panels on sheep grazing behavior and the grazing management strategy (i.e., rotational grazing or continuous grazing) best suited for vegetation management on a solar array facility. Data were collected on Gold Tree Solar Farm in San Luis Obispo, CA, USA. In the experiment, conducted in January 2021 for 16 days, sheep with predominately Dorper genetics (over 99%; n = 80) were stratified by body weight (BW) and age in a crossover design to 1 of 2 respective treatment grazing locations: (1) solar farm, or (2) native rangeland (control). Grazing location treatments were then randomly assigned to 1 of 2 grazing management styles: (1) continuous (paddock size = 0.405 ha, 4 days/paddock), or (2) rotational (paddock size = 0.101 ha, 1 day/paddock, 4 paddocks), resulting in a 2 × 2 factorial arrangement of treatments (Solar Continuous (S-C), Solar Rotational (S-R), Control Continuous (C-C), and Control Rotational (C-R)). All sheep were equipped with a HOBO Pendant G data logger (Onset Computer Corporation, Bourne, MA, USA) on the top of their necks using vet wrap (Dura-Tech), to record grazing behavior. The sensitivity, accuracy, and precision were > 90% for grazing behavior with 2-minute intervals. Grazing behavior exhibited a treatment × management (P < 0.01) interaction. Both solar (S-C and S-R) groups spent more time (P < 0.01) on grazing than both control (C-C and C-R) groups. The presence of solar panels may have provided sheep relief from heat, wind, and rain, which could increase grazing activity. Sheep spent less time grazing under rotational management when compared with continuous management (P < 0.001). During the experiment, forage was senescent and low-quality in terms of nutritive value. Rotational grazing management is considered superior for sheep weight gain during the green feed period, while continuous grazing management is more effective during forage senescence. The use of sheep for vegetation management on solar farms has great potential. Sheep are effective grazers, easily able to maneuver between solar panels and can graze on steep slopes utilizing the panels to provide for them shade and protection from climatic conditions. In conclusion, utilizing a mix of rotational and continuous grazing according to forage conditions may be the most effective grazing management strategy in solar farms.