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How are crews of sheep helping the solar farms?

Feb 17, 2018, 4:42 AM EST
(Source: Solar Trade Association/flickr)
(Source: Solar Trade Association/flickr)

Large solar farms, usually located in rural areas, spend a big chunk on vegetation management, which if not dealt with, creates unwanted shade, denting electricity production or even entangling in the infrastructure.

Of late, a “new job” has emerged to the rescue of such expansive solar installations, and that’s shepherding crews of sheep on the farms to prune the grasses, which is win-win situation for both the solar and agricultural industries, notes Smithsonian.com.

This symbiotic confluence of agriculture and energy sector also presents an opportunity to make farming financially resilient as solar shepherding could serve as a stream of revenue. 

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