Tuesday, October 13, 2020

PA Sustainable Agriculture: Oct. 21 Listening Session: On-Farm Commercial Solar Energy

PA Association for Sustainable Agriculture will host an online Listening Session - On-Farm Solar Energy October 21 from Noon to 1:00 p.m.

Are you interested in helping to scale up the renewable energy economy with on-farm solar energy?

Solar companies are actively looking to place industrial arrays on farmland, while many small farmers are interested in installing solar panels for home and community use.

PASA invites farmers, solar industry professionals, and solar energy advocates to join us for a listening session facilitated by Pasa’s policy strategist Sara Nicholas, solar developer Doug Neidich, Greenworks; sheep farmer and solar grazier Caroline Owens, Owens Farm; and American Solar Grazing Association director Lexie Hain.

The listening session will consider: Where is solar most compatible with commercial farming? What types of financing and technical development are available? And what policy changes need to happen to accelerate solar development, while balancing the interests of farmers, citizens, and energy companies?

Click Here to register.  Questions should be directed to Sara Nicholas, by email at sara@pasafarming.org or by phone at 814-349-9856 x715

For more information on programs, initiatives, research, educational opportunities and how you can get involved, visit the PA Association for Sustainable Agriculture website for follow them on Facebook and Twitter.  Click Here to sign up for regular updates.  Click Here to become a member.

PASA works to build a more economically-just, environmentally-regenerative, and community-focused food system through education and research that directly supports farmers.

(Photo: On-farm solar energy project in Lancaster County by Community Energy.)

Related Articles:

-- Penn State Study Finds Passing Bills To Authorize Community Solar Would Support 12,000 Jobs, Generate $1.8 Billion In Economic Impact For PA

-- State Treasurer Torsella Establishes Keystone Green Bank Partnership To Support Clean Energy Projects

[Posted: October 13, 2020]  PA Environment Digest

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