Food and farms

Food and farms

Tomatoes and solar panels could go well together

Agrivoltaics — agriculture paired with solar arrays — could help the U.S. tomato industry in increasingly hot and dry regions, research suggests.

Kari Lydersen  . 

person picking tomatoes that are growing under solar panels
Brittany Staie picks tomatoes at Jack’s Solar Garden in Longmont, Colorado. (Werner Slocum/NREL)