New Jersey recently approved a bill aimed at preserving farmland from utility-scale solar arrays.
Solar energy has its backers who believe that clean and low-cost energy should prevail over critics who say it’s not really that cheap, and that its appearance is a visually jarring presence in the rural landscape. Read more
As a property owner in the small farming community of Lurgan Township, Doug Ketner admits that he has a lot to gain by leasing land to a proposed solar farm. But he just can’t overlook what could be lost. Read more
By 2030, 50% of the electricity in Maryland will need to come from renewable sources, such as solar. Other states have similar mandates. Solar panels capture sunlight and turn it into electricity. The panels can be mounted on rooftops or ground-mounted, which is common for larger systems. On… Read more
Happy neighbors are essential to the prosperity of a farm like Brett Reinford’s. Brett operates his 800-cow dairy and food waste recycling business creating renewable energy in Mifflintown, Pennsylvania, with his father, Steve. Read more
With increasing temperatures, solar panels get too hot to function properly, and crops demand more water, problems that are exacerbated by drought and climate conditions. Read more