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Beef-solar relationship to be studied

An agrivoltaics research park to be built this summer in Alberta is designed to explore how beef producers can maximize profits and improve pastures by using their land for both ranching and solar power generation.

Traditional solar projects in the province allow livestock such as sheep to graze under solar panels to control weeds, said associate professor Paul Galpern of the University of Calgary’s biological sciences department.

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