NEWS & EVENTS
America is on the path to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. Solar programs are an integral component to the federal plan, backed by a significant financial investment. Counties across Nevada have received almost 100 solar plant applications in total. Solar projects are coming to our state and rural counties. How can we ensure that it will be good for our communities? Agrivoltaics may hold the answers.
Agrivoltaics is a dual or shared land use strategy that utilizes the same area of land for two purposes: solar operations and agricultural operations. Under solar panels, farming or ranching occurs.
While renewable solar energy is generated, agricultural products include:
Solar energy generators, agricultural producers and researchers have found agrivoltaics to be a symbiotic relationship, where both do better together! How?
Intentionally planned Agrivoltaic projects can be designed to provide shared community value.
There are many potential benefits to local communities permitting agrivoltaics operations.