City works with Columbia University to gauge attitudes on combining ag, solar farms – The Bakersfield Californian

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One day, Kern County farmland could serve the dual purposes of agricultural production and renewable energy generation, with rows of valuable crops growing amid vast arrays of photovoltaic solar panels.

Such installations don’t exist locally on a large scale, and there may be challenges to address first. But already there’s talk of how agrivoltaics, as the combination is called, could promote California’s priorities of expanding renewable energy production and promoting sustainable farming practices.

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