Solar Panels to Find Quick Integration in Agricultural Farmlands to Increase Production
Back in 2008, David Marley conceived a unique idea of having a solar array on the roof. Marley was building this solar panel atop his office complex. But he was later wondering that he committed a blunder. Hence, having the solar panels on farmland was a better idea than having it atop. In heavily populated places such as Massachusetts, farmland is highly scarce. Therefore, food production is not very much possible. Hence, solar panels on farm fields could be a better option for food production.
A recent study by a team of eleven scientists gave us a conclusive answer. These scientists are concluding that framers can get higher benefits from solar panels and arrays. This is going to improve food production especially during climatic changes as well as drought seasons. Water scarcity is a major concern in agriculture. Sufficient food production requires a steady water supply.
Solar arrays increase heat generation. Hence having solar panels on farmland increases electricity generation. Additionally, small-sized shades on solar arrays also help in animal grazing underneath the shade. Electricity production via solar panels eliminates the need for electricity generation through fossil fuel. Several institutions such as National Renewable Energy Laboratory helps in solar farming expeditions.
Researchers are saying that solar arrays on active farmlands can do wonderful jobs. These solar arrays affect almost all plant activities including irrigation. Hence the institute is carrying out detailed experiments across the US. IN all there are over 25 ambitious experiments in various parts of the US. These solar panels are helping in vegetation production. Some of the most commonly grown vegetables include melons, potatoes, and tomatoes. Several researchers are saying that by 2030 the US will be home to a large number of solar panels. Hence these agricultural farmlands will majorly run on them.