Putting the ‘farm’ in solar farm

Scientists with Texas A&M AgriLife seek to make solar energy production and agricultural production more compatible for producers on the landscape.

Researchers are actively contributing to the growing body of research focused on agrivoltaics—an innovative technology with the potential to enhance the efficiency and resiliency of sustainable food and agricultural systems while feeding the state’s growing demand for energy.

While Texas leads the nation in energy production, thanks to its diverse reserves of fossil fuels and renewable energy resources, the state’s rapidly expanding population places an ever-growing demand on the electrical power grid. This year, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas reported an unofficial record demand of 85,435 megawatts during the summer heatwave.

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Source: Agri Life Today

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