Solar farms act as a reliable, drought-resistant “crop” for local farmers. Access to such a consistent revenue stream in the face of uncertain commodity prices, input costs, trade policies, and weather patterns can help farmers stay in business, supporting the preservation of their farms and way of life.
Solar projects can also help prevent urban sprawl and ensure that agricultural land will not be lost to more permanent uses, such as residential development, which poses a far greater threat to farmland than solar energy does in many parts of the country.
Learn more about solar and agricultural land use here.
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