How will the project impact farmland and local agriculture?

Solar farms act as a reliable, drought-resistant “crop” for local farmers. Access to such a consistent revenue stream in the face of falling commodity prices, uncertain trade regimes, and volatile annual weather can help farmers stay in business, supporting the preservation of their farms and way of life. Solar projects can 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.