Increasing Focus on Agrivoltaics

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Researchers Look at Ways to Farm as Solar Expands in Rural America. AMES, Iowa (DTN) — As solar leases are becoming a more popular option for farmers, researchers are studying ways agriculture and solar power can coexist.

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Cornell Researches Agrivoltaics on New York Farms

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In the battle between solar and agriculture, what if farms could have both? Competition between agriculture and solar development in the Northeast continues, but some researchers suggest they don’t need to be mutually exclusive endeavors. Max Zhang, a professor of mechanical engineering at Cornell University is researching agrivoltaics, which combines solar panels with agriculture.

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