An initiative to help optimise the use of farmland by integrating community solar projects where suitable is helping to steer hostile local stakeholders towards supporting renewables, one of the programme leaders has told PV Tech Premium.
In spring this year, energy services provider Aggreko announced its partnership with US-focused Farmers Powering Communities on its community solar initiative. This was launched last year by social impact solar developer Edelen Renewables. farmland preservation organisation American Farmland Trust and community solar subscriber Arcadia.
The headline number is the goal of 500MW of community solar projects over five years in line with American Farmland Trust’s mission of preserving farmland across the US, for which it has created principles for sustainable solar development known as “smart solar”.
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Source: PV Tech
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