Technology - 22/June/2022

Double up on land use to maximise resources

For years, farmers had to decide to stick with their traditional produce or twist and turnover their land for renewables projects. Until recently, it has not been a financially viable option for agriculture and solar panels to live side by side. But new techniques are providing a chance to use increasingly scarce land more efficiently

Combining solar power production and agriculture can help increase the efficient use of land




TECHNICAL DEVELOPMENT New solar panel technologies means larger units that follow the sun's movement can be used to free up space for large farming machinery

LAND ARGUMENT At a time of energy and food security issues, combining agriculture with energy production solves the battle over land use

KEY QUOTE It’s a bid to solve the conflict around the [use of] open land, which we would all like to use for different purposes ...

 

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