The Future of Farming


Dual Income from Solar Farming & Animal Husbandry

Solar Farming and Animal Husbandry: A Harmonious Partnership

There are today over 25 poultry farm solar installations in North Alabama alone.

Success Story: Jack's Solar Garden

With its 1.2-MW, single-axis tracking solar system, Jack’s Solar Garden is the largest commercial agrivoltaics research site in the United States.

The electricity generated is enough to power about 300 average homes in Colorado annually and is sold to the nearby community.

The solar array is designed to optimize electricity production while enabling researchers and agricultural workers to operate within the system. During construction, land disturbance was minimized, leaving the long-standing brome and alfalfa forage unharmed.

 Aerial view of Jack’s Solar Garden 

Lettuce, Clary Sage, Grassland, and Raspberries all grown under the panels at Jack’s Solar Garden 

Source for images: AgriSolar Clearinghouse and NCAT 

Grants from the USDA Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) can cover up to 50% of the cost for installing solar on agricultural business.

Jack’s Solar Garden

USDA Rural Energy for America Program (REAP)