Impacts of Large-Scale Solar on Rural Communities – A Research Perspective

Vegetation management, regardless of the application, has been a hot topic it seems for the year of 2023. Thankfully for small ruminant producers, sheep and goats seem to fit the needs of various industries as it relates to controlling forages and or weeds/brush in a given area. A month ago I had the opportunity to speak with a group of researchers that are focusing on the impacts of utility-scale solar within rural landscapes. For those that are interested in the topic, I encourage you to have a look this series of presentations focusing on the various aspects of solar power generation in the Midwest and eastern United States. You may even recognize a presenter at time stamp 26:20 in the video. Enjoy!