Have you heard about solar double cropping?

This one of a kind project is currently being tested right here in NC! The new solar double cropping project in Pittsboro, NC is an experiment designed to show that you can have a solar photovoltaic system and grow sustainable crops that thrive in partial shade at the same time!  A 3 and ½ minute video is available that describes the project, discusses the significance of double cropping, and showcases the construction of the photovoltaic system.  If you teach anywhere near Pittsboro you may want consider taking a field trip to Piedmont Biofarm and the sustainable industrial complex of which it is a part. I can tell you from first-hand experience that students enjoy seeing the sustainable innovations that are evident here.


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