Exploring Intersections Between Clean Energy and Agriculture: Smart Solar

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June 20, 2024 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Please join for a panel featuring:

Ethan Winter, American Farmland Trust 

Jordan Macknick, National Renewable Energy Lab 

Jessica Wilkinson, The Nature Conservancy 

Dr. Chad Higgins, Oregon State University (invited) 

About this Webinar

In this session, we will share expert perspectives on the growth of solar energy development on agricultural lands, highlighting emerging concerns as well as opportunities to strengthen farm viability and safeguard land for farming and ranching as the U.S. rapidly expands utility scale solar capacity.  This session will set the context for a second session that dives into emerging opportunities in agricultural dual use solar or “agrivoltaics”.  We will discuss areas of overlap and divergence, as well as the opportunities and challenges at the food, energy, water nexus and implications for farm viability and regenerative agriculture. 

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