The Effects Solar Energy is Having on Micro Farming

The Effects Solar Energy is Having on Micro Farming

by Brigg Patten

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 8:00am



Guest blog by Brigg Patten

Almost by definition, farmland tends to be away from the city and thus far from the infrastructure of the urban environment. Thus, alternative power sources are incredibly important for farms all over the world (as well as off-grid communities). Solar plays a big role today, both in the U.S. and abroad.

Here are some ways solar energy is impacting micro farming:

1. Power Production and Income Generation

Some farms are using solar energy to provide power for all the normal things a house or farm would need, such as lights and heat. Others are installing solar power in areas which cannot be used to grow food in order to sell the excess power and help make their land profitable. Generating power in the middle of nowhere can make a micro farm possible where it otherwise would not be.

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