August 16, 2022

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Longmont farm wants people to know how to grow food under solar panels

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Time for a pop quiz: What’s the definition of agrivoltaics?

For readers new to the intersection of farming and green energy, agrivoltaic is the word used to describe the use of land for both agriculture and solar photovoltaic power. And since 2020, Byron Kominek has been trying to make the case that farming for clean energy and for crops aren’t mutually exclusive pursuits.

This year, Kominek’s Colorado Agrivoltaic Learning Center got a $40,000 jolt from Boulder County’s Sustainable Food and Agriculture Fund, a pot of money salted by a 2016 ballot initiative allowing the county to direct some sales tax money to environmentally conscious infrastructure and programs. Roughly $405,000 makes up this year’s budget for large projects and smaller requests.

The nonprofit Colorado…

Margaret Fleming

2022-04-06 04:22:00

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