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This Colorado 'solar garden' is literally a farm under solar panels
by Kirk Siegler

NPR (National Public Radio)    Translate This Article
19 November 2021

On 19 November 2021 NPR (National Public Radio) reported: When Byron Kominek returned home after the Peace Corps and later working as a diplomat in Africa, his family's 24-acre farm near Boulder, Colorado, was struggling to turn a profit. According to National Renewable Energy Lab, upwards of two million acres of American farmland could be converted to solar in the next decade. But what if it didn't have to be an either or proposition? What if solar panels and farming could literally co-exist, if not even help one another. Global Good News service views this news as a sign of rising positivity in the fields of environment and science, documenting the growth of life-supporting, evolutionary trends.

That was what piqued Kominek's interest, especially with so many family farms barely hanging on in a world of corporate consolidation and so many older farmers nearing retirement.

... Kominek's farm, rebranded as Jack's Solar Garden (Jack is his grandfather's name), is part of a burgeoning industry known as agrivoltaics. It's a relatively new field of research and Kominek's farm is one of only about a dozen in the United States known to be experimenting with it.

But agrivoltaics is drawing particular interest in the West, now in the grips of a 22 year megadrought.

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