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Seven Days of Solar 7-15-12 | Green Energy News via @BruceMulliken

July 29 , 2012 – Vol.17 No.20 SEVEN DAYS OF SOLAR 7-15-12 In the list of U.S. solar projects (below) is the 6 MW (dc) Keystone Solar Project now under construction in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. It’s being built on farmland that could use a break from farming; lay fallow. Soils need a time out, sometimes a long time out, to replenish their nutrients. Farming solar energy instead of crops for 25 -30 years would give time for the soil to replenish itself. Owners of nutrient depleted farmland can still profit by farming sunlight. However it’s also possible for farmer’s to give up growing crops if the financial returns are better with solar energy than say soybeans. (In the current drought in the US, many farmers may choose solar over wheat and corn in future years if drought becomes the new norm in much of the country.) But solar and farming can also coexist. The recently...

Full article: http://www.green-energy-news.com/arch/nrgs2012/20120076.html

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