Study: The Best Place for Harvesting Solar Energy? Farmland

This Mother Jones article discusses where solar panels can be placed – farm land. And the same land can produce loads of food and electricity simultaneously.

Two of the paper’s authors, Oregon State University researchers Elnaz Adeh and Chad Higgins, co-authored a 2018 PLOS One study looking at grass production on a solar installation on a pasture near Corvallis, Oregon. Their finding: Areas covered by the panels generated 90 percent more grass than before, using a fraction of the water. Similar projects are showing promising results in  Germany and Massachusetts.

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