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Balancing Agricultural Productivity with Ground-Based Solar Photovoltaic Development

Given that land and climatic conditions suitable for agriculture are finite, solar development may compete with agricultural land use. One use converts sunlight and fertilizer into food and fiber, while the other converts sunlight into electricity. The purpose of this paper is to explore the extent to which solar photovoltaic facilities and agricultural production compete for land use, as well as the extent to which agricultural production is affected by solar development.

Author
N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center
Publisher
Raleigh, NC: N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University
Page Numbers
16
Publication Date
August 01, 2017
Publication Type
Reports and Guides
State
North Carolina
Keywords
Solar Siting

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