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Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Research: Solar panels benefit crops | EnergyCentral
Recent Southern Oregon University graduate Sai Weiss has shown solar panels and crops can co-exist on the same land -- and that the combination can even boost the productivity of shade-loving plants such as lettuce.
The results could have far-reaching implications for the emerging practice of solar double-cropping, in which farmers raise plants amid solar panels that allow some sunlight to reach the ground.