Do you know a farmer? Send them this link to the U.S. Department of Energy’s funding program for farmers interested in harvesting sunlight for electricity.
In a previous Daily Difference we shared how solar panels are benefitting farmers in the drought-stricken western United States. As well as being an additional source of income, solar panels provide partial shade to crops which cuts down on evaporation. As some U.S. states are implementing water restrictions that could force farmers to change crops or stop farming, solar panels could allow some farmers to continue producing food while also producing clean electricity.
Since the last time the Daily Difference reported the benefits of solar panels on farmland, the United States Congress enacted a law that dedicates part of the U.S. budget to fighting climate change. This U.S. budget package comes in the form of loans for a variety of entrepreneurs.
If you know a farmer send this email along so they can learn how to take advantage of these loans from the United States Department of Energy.