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CASE STUDY: JACK’S SOLAR GARDEN

An aerial view of Jack's Solar Garden Jack’s Solar Garden is a  community solar garden in Boulder County, Colorado. With its 1.2-MW, single-axis tracking solar system, it is the largest commercial agrivoltaics research site in the United…

Massachusetts Solar Pollinator Meadow Flourishes 

“Last year, the horticulture staff at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University planted a new pollinator meadow at the Arboretum’s Weld Hill Research and Administration Building.  Wild-collected seeds of native perennials were…

AgriSolar News Roundup: Cows in Agrisolar, Agrisolar in Nebraska, Small Farms Using Kunekune Pigs 

Michigan Agrisolar Farm Includes Cattle  “Since farms use a significant amount of energy, generating electricity directly on the farm is appealing for those seeking to reduce expenses. Also, farming-friendly solar is possible where…
August 29, 2018 - UMass Grad student Kristin Oleskwwicz harvests vegetables grown under PV arrays at a test plot at the UMass Crop Animal Research and Education Center in South Deerfield, MA. NREL researcher Jordan Macknick is working with teams from UMass Clean Energy Extension and Hyperion on a photovoltaic dual-use research project at the site. The project is researching simultaneously growing crops under PV arrays while producing electricity from the panels and is part of the DOE InSPIRE project seeking to improve the environmental compatibility and mutual benefits of solar development with agriculture and native landscapes. (Photo by Dennis Schroeder / NREL)Photo by Dennis Schroeder / NREL

Learn How Massachusetts Farmers Harvest the Sun Twice During the AgriSolar Clearinghouse ‘Follow the Sun’ Tour

The AgriSolar Clearinghouse, developed by the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) is bringing its Follow the Sun tour to three dual-use farms in Massachusetts on August 10. Follow the Sun is a series of hands-on field trips to…

AgriSolar News Roundup: Crops and Livestock in AgriSolar, AgriSolar Adds Value to Low-Yield Crops, Food Security in Brazil Using AgriSolar 

AgriSolar Shown to be Ideal for Various Crops and Livestock  “Agrivoltaics, the practice of producing food in the shade of solar panels, is an innovative strategy that combines the generation of photovoltaic electricity with agricultural…
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AgriSolar News Roundup: Broccoli Agrisolar Study, Minnesota Agrisolar, Army Launches Floating Solar Farm 

New Study Shows Broccoli as Ideal Crop for AgriSolar Farms  According to a new study by researchers of South Korea’s Chonnam National University, broccoli has shown to be an ideal crop to be grown under solar panels.   “As…

ASGA + AgriSolar Clearinghouse July Teatime: Utility-Scale Solar Grazing and Vegetation Management with Carolina Solar Services

Carolina Solar Services has an impressive solar grazing operation based in North Carolina with high performance standards for the industry. For our July Teatime, Brock Phillips from Carolina Solar Services talked with us…

Lego Solar Farm Prize for Best Photo Taken During the Follow the Sun Tour

AgriSolar Clearinghouse partner Rob Davis has generously offered a full Solar Farm Lego set as a prize for the winner of the competition for best photo taken at one of the Follow the Sun tour field trips. This set is priceless and can not…

AgriSolar News Roundup: GivePower Aquavoltaics, Solar Decommissioning Resource Guide, Chinese Aquavoltaics Deployment, Solar Irrigation in Nebraska

GivePower Desalinates Water Overseas Using Aquavoltaics  “Austin, Texas-based GivePower started by installing solar panels for schools, community centers or other projects in communities in need. But GivePower founder Hayes Bernard realized…