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My Daily Digest: May 12, 2021

Seeing the light Farmers in some of our more summery regions will be farming the sun as well as the livestock, it seems.

New company Lodestone Energy has announced a $300 million plan to build more than 500,000 solar panels on 500ha in Northland and Bay of Plenty.

But the panels will be high enough for farming to continue underneath them, with only a 15% reduction to the livestock operation.

This dual-stream system is already taking off overseas with farmers in Australia, Canada and other places seeing the benefits of giving their income, and the national grid, a bit of a boost.

With an ever-increasing need for renewable energy it seems a win-win.

The stock might appreciate the shade as well.


Bryan Gibson 


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