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Researching Alternatives for Photovoltaic Implementation to Preserve Farmland While Developing New Solar Energy Production

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Department of Project: 
Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment
Project Description: 

Utilities and power developers are buying farm land, removing it from agricultural production permanently, and placing photovoltaic solar arrays on the land. This research effort is investigating the possibility of dual use of farm land for agriculture and photovoltaic electrical power generation.

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Energy topics: 
Solar PV