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New Federal Solar Tax Credit Resources Available 

The U.S. Department of Energy and the Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) have developed new resources to help Americans navigate changes in the solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) that occurred after the passing of the Inflation Reduction…

The International Landscape of Solar Farms and Agrivoltaics

Rebecca A. Efroymson, Environmental Scientist, Oak Ridge National Laboratory); and Jonathan M. O. Scurlock, Chief Adviser for Renewable Energy & Climate Change, National Farmers’ Union of England and Wales Solar photovoltaic (PV) power,…

AgriSolar News Roundup: Tomatoes in California, Agrisolar Research in the Southwest, Symbizon Project in Netherlands 

Research Suggests Agrivoltaics Could Help California’s Tomato Industry  “Emerging research suggests growing tomato plants below and between solar panels could help the country’s billion-dollar-plus tomato industry, especially…

Texas Solar Sheep  

In partnership with Lightsource BP, Texas Solar Sheep grazes over 1,800 sheep on a solar site in Deport, Texas. These sheep are grazed in groups of 50 to 75, 250 to –270, and even 500, making Texas Solar Sheep one of the largest Agrisolar…

Case Study: Summit Plant Labs

All photos courtesy of Sandbox Solar Agriculture Type: Specialty greenhouse farming Project Type: Small commercial net-metering agrivoltaic system Project Size: 26.7kW-DC Project Design: Solar fence structure, SolarEdge inverters,…

Case Study: Sandbox Solar Agrivoltaics Research Site at Colorado State University’s ARDEC South

All photos courtesy of Sandbox Solar Agriculture Type: Specialty crop research farming Project Type: Small commercial net metering agrivoltaic system Project Size: 11.4kW-AC Project Design: Solar pole mount structure, SolarEdge…

Case Study: Grafton Solar

At Grafton Solar, cattle are grazing nearby fields of squash and lettuce at the 150-year-old family operation known as Knowlton Farms. Located in Grafton, Massachusetts, this project is demonstrating how diverse agricultural production can be maintained underneath a 2MW community solar array + 1.4MW of battery energy storage.

ASGA Teatime Replay: Planning Large-Scale Grazing with Jonathan Barter and Troy Bishopp

In August 2022, ASGA Board President Jonathan Barter and “The Grass Whisperer” Troy Bishopp joined us for a lively discussion on how to plan grazing management.  For their follow up, Jonathan and Troy led a discussion focused…

AgriSolar News Roundup: Agrivoltaic Research in Australia, Solar and Farmland Compatibility, Agrisolar Development in Oregon  

Australian Researchers Develop Solar Panels Optimized for Agrisolar   “University of New South Wales researchers have teamed up with Tindo Solar to develop a line of semi-transparent modules, specialized for agrivoltaic cropping,…