Renewable Energy Update: Solar and Farm Animals Friends or Foe?
Could installing solar panels on farms be beneficial to animals? Would livestock be okay to share the paddock with solar panels?
In this episode, Dr Matt Wright spoke with 2ser producer Marlene Even about agrivoltaics- that is the opportunity to install solar panels on land already being used for agriculture. Matt quoted an ABC News report about a solar farm trial resulting in better sheep fleece, you can read the article by ABC rural reporters Hannah Jose and Olivia Calver ‘Solar farm trial shows improved fleece on merino sheep grazed under panels‘ here.
The Renewable Energy Update is a regular segment on The Daily every Wednesday with Dr. Matt Wright. Listen to previous episodes here.