Working with support from NYSERDA, the American Solar Grazing Association (ASGA) will be running a study on the agricultural, economic, and environmental impacts of co-locating agricultural enterprises on photovoltaic sites. Other partners working alongside ASGA on this study are the New England Division of American Farmland Trust and Juniper Economic Consulting.
The recruitment process is underway and ASGA is seeking beekeepers, shepherds, and solar sites for the study. Study sites may have just beekeeping, just solar grazing, or some combination of both. In addition to the agri/PV study sites, ASGA will require a number of control sites for comparison purposes. These control sites will be conventional, landscaper-managed mowed sites. Recruitment for the sites is ongoing until fall 2021, and all qualifying study sites must be solar PV sites in operation by fall 2021 located in the following states:
Research & Analysis Timeline
ASGA will run the study for two years. Data collection will occur during the 2022 and 2023 grazing seasons, while reporting and outreach will take place in 2023 and 2024. If you would like to participate in the study, or just learn more about it, you can use the contact form on this webpage.
Interested in leasing your land for solar? Reach out to YSG today. Call the office at 212.389.9215 or send us an email to learn how much you could earn from a solar land lease. YSG is currently seeking land for solar farm development in the states listed below. Land must be a minimum of 10 acres, within 3 miles of a substation and 1,000 feet of three-phase power.
YSG Solar is a project development company responsible for commoditizing energy infrastructure projects. We work with long-term owners and operators to provide clean energy assets with stable, predictable cash flows. YSG's market focus is distributed generation and utility-scale projects located within North America.