Agrivoltaics In the News

solar panels in farmland field
Emily Kenny
Solar panels on a Central New York Farm.
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Emily Kenny

Cornell Researches Agrivoltaics on New York Farms

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.