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ASGA/AgriSolar Clearinghouse November Teatime: Emerging Agrivoltaic Regulations and Contractual Considerations: A Review of Solar Grazing

For this November teatime, we were excited to have Tyler Swanson and Jessica Guarino from the University of Illinois join us to discuss the latest on agrivoltaic regulations (check out their discussion of zoning, for example), solar grazing…

Case Study: Far Niente Winery

Photo courtesy of Far Niente Winery At Far Niente Winery, respecting the land and all it provides is just second nature. Since 1979, their winemakers have been coaxing award-winning wines out of the grapes grown on their Napa Valley estate,…

Farmland, Family, and the Future of Solar Energy

By Stephanie Hince, AES Although Grafton, Massachusetts, is just an hour west of Boston, life there is very different. Grafton is a friendly country town with a lovely historical feel. It has been a farming community for centuries, where…

ASGA/AgriSolar Clearinghouse November Teatime: Research into the Effectiveness of Growing Forage and Grain Crops on Solar Sites with Sabrina Portner, UMN

In November, Sabrina Portner from the University of Minnesota presented on her exciting research into growing 14 different forage and grain crops at three different solar sites. The forages and grain were grown in the context of feeding…

Fact Sheet:
Making the Case for Solar Beekeeping

Written for the AgriSolar Clearinghouse by Center for Rural Affairs

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.

Case Study: UMass South Deerfield Pilot Project

Photo: AgriSolar Clearinghouse The South Deerfield dual-use array is a research facility built at the University of Massachusetts (UMass) Crop and Animal Research and Education Farm. The pilot project is the result of a team leveraging private,…

Case Study: Joe Czajkowski Farm

The Joe Czajkowski Farm project will be a commercial agrivoltaic array in Hadley, Massachusetts, set to be completed in time for the 2023 growing season. The project was developed through a partnership with Joe and Hyperion Systems, Amherst,…

AgriSolar News Roundup: French Farmers Going Agrisolar, Agrisolar Event in Kentucky, EarthTalks Agrisolar Series 

Farmers in France are Beginning to Combine Solar Panels and Crops  “In the Haute-Saône region, in the northeastern part of the country, an experiment is being conducted by solar-energy company TSE. It is hoping to find out whether…