Photovoltaics & Farmland: How Solar Power Enhances Rural Ecosystems

Fact sheets

Alongside the economic benefits that solar development offers landowners and communities in rural areas, solar facilities also present benefits to the local environment.

This fact sheet provides information on how solar on rural land can help:

  • Improve soil health
  • Reduce nutrient runoff
  • Enhance stormwater management
  • Form and retain soil
  • Reduce pesticide use
  • Reduce water use
  • Preserve future farming opportunities
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