Trial of sheep grazing under solar panels shows early positive results

A trial of sheep grazing on a solar farm in the central-west of New South Wales is hoping to shed light on the impact of sheep around solar panels.

The issue of grazing near and under panels has been debated over the years, with some producers concerned over the use of prime agricultural land for solar farms.

On a property west of Parkes, 120 merino wethers have been grazing on the Parkes Solar Farm as part of a bloodline trial.

Head of the trial committee Graeme Ostini said the trial started in mid-2019 as part of other trials being run across the country.

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