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This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro-6-30-23: Green Fields & Green Energy

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What if farmers could produce more food, generate clean energy, and make more money all at the same time?

Well, it turns out that they can, through a process called "Agrivoltaics". It involves "planting" solar panels in fields, and both sheltering animals from the sun, and cultivating crops underneath them.

Those who have tried it are calling it a win-win for farmers who are increasingly stretched thin by market pressures, the high cost of fuel and farm equipment, and an increasingly hot and dry climate.

Listen now, as we hear from experts who talked during a recent Green Energy Ohio webinar, about the promise and challenges posed by Agrivoltaics, and how it is being studied for widespread adoption in many places around the world, including Ohio.

 

 

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