Ecological Impacts of Solar Farms Replacing Agricultural Farms

Ecological Impacts of Solar Farms Replacing Agricultural Farms

Ecological Impacts of Solar Farms Replacing Agricultural Farms

03/21/19

“What are the consequences on the environment for replacing agriculture with solar?”

With the advent of the ever-increasing business case for renewable energy, farms are starting to replace growing crops with generating solar. However, like every process there are potential environmental impacts that must be addressed. Primarily, soil that could be used for growing crops is being diverted to ground for panels. Second, shading from the solar panels could dampen productivity of agriculture. As a result it is best to place solar panels on farmland not reserved for crops. These are the Ecological Impacts of Solar Farms Replacing Agricultural Farms

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