Thursday, May 3, 2012

Solar "Double Cropping" Harvests Food & Energy on the Same Land : TreeHugger

As gigantic solar farms become ever more commonplace, some have raised the question of how big is too big for centralized solar. From solar parking lots through solar in old mines to solar parks that nurture bees too, there are many ways to reconcile land use issues and solar power. I posted back in 2009 on a project in my community to develop "solar double cropping"—namely planting shade-loving edible food crops under a canopy of solar panels.

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