Solar farms are suitable for raising sheep, according to one Oregon university

Solar farms can be the ideal set up for sheep producers.

Researchers at Oregon State University tracked sheep grazing at an Agrivoltaic solar farm. They measured the animal’s growth, grazing habits, and water consumption with two flocks, one grazing near the solar panels and the other in an open pasture.

Both flocks grew at the same rates.
The reason is that the shade provides less heat stress to available plants.

These types of solar farms are more difficult to tailor to cattle, but there is an increasing interest among Wyoming sheep producers.

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