About 1,300 sheep graze the Claresholm Solar farm. (Photo and Description by David Dodge, GreenEnergyFutures)
- Alberta has paused new large solar and wind projects until 2024, reflecting widespread concerns over their impact on prime agricultural land.
- Studies show that less than 1% of Alberta's farmland would be needed for solar energy to meet net-zero emissions targets.
- Innovative methods like agrovoltaics are emerging, demonstrating that renewable energy and agriculture can coexist harmoniously.
Alberta addresses concerns about solar farms impacting agricultural land by implementing a moratorium on new projects, while research and innovative solutions like agrovoltaics—suggest a balanced approach to renewable energy expansion.