Will solar farms take over productive farmland?

A new term has emerged called Agrivolatic farming, a concept where both solar power and agriculture share ground rather than being in competition against each other. 

While Agrivolatic farming is still in its infancy, there have already been many successful examples of sheep grazing around solar panels, brocolli successfully growing in partly shaded areas and even water harvesting.

Research shows that Agrivolatics has more benefits than just sharing of the land. According to the World Economic Forum “the shade” from the panels protects vegetables from heat stress and water loss.

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