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AgriSolar News Roundup: Australian Agrisolar, Floating Solar Panels, Biodiversity Impact Study

Agrisolar Will Continue on Former Australian Coal Plant Site “The national CEFC and Octopus Australia said earlier this month that their joint venture (JV) is developing a 1.5GW renewable energy hub to help replace Victoria’s soon-to-retire…

Case Study: EDF Renewables Amprior Site Agrisolar

Arnprior Solar site in fall and winter All photos courtesy of EDF Renewables EDF Renewables (EDFR) has dedicated its efforts for over 35 years to create a sustainable energy economy.  They have developed…

To Mow or Not to Mow?

Timing field management in and around solar fields to optimize conservation opportunities for declining grassland birds Dr. Amy Johnson, Conservation Biologist and Program Director, Virginia Working Landscapes, Smithsonian’s National Zoo…

AgriSolar News Roundup: Australian AgriSolar Guide, Grid Access, Trans-Tasman AgriSolar 

Australian Guide to Agrisolar for Large-scale Solar Published by Clean Energy Council  “As interest grows in agrisolar – using land for both agriculture and solar power – the Clean Energy Council has produced the Australian Guide…

Financing and Incentive Options for Solar

By: Andrew Valainis Director, Montana Renewable Energy Association (MREA) According to the Solar Energy Industries Association, the cost to install solar has dropped more than 60% over the last decade alone, with the average residential…

AgriSolar News Roundup: Connecticut Agrisolar, Agrisolar Lamb Production, New Solar Farm 

2 Connecticut Solar Farms Will Also Grow Crops  “Connecticut-based Greenskies Clean Focus is bringing farming to solar fields across Connecticut. Following the recent green light from the Connecticut Siting Council, two new Greenskies…

Watch: Teatime – Leasing for Community and Grid Scale Solar: Key Considerations While Negotiating

In this Teatime from April 21, 2022, Tom Murphy, the Director of Penn State’s Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research (MCOR), presents Leasing for Community and Grid Scale Solar – Key Consideration While Negotiating.  Tom's current…

Case Study: Cannon Valley Graziers

Cannon Valley Graziers is a vegetation-management company based in Southeastern Minnesota. Since 2018, Arlo Hark and Josephine Trople have been using their flock of sheep to manage vegetation in a variety of environments, working closely…

Characterizing the Ecological Implications of Utility-Scale Solar Energy on Fallowed Farmlands

Written By: Amanda Gersoff (M.Sc. student), Dr. Seeta Sistla Natural Resources Management and Environmental Sciences Department, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo Our team is studying the ecological aspects of utility-scale solar arrays set…