Daniel Niemann of AP News reports on one German farmer who is growing apples under solar panels.
- Christian Nachtwey, a German orchard farmer, chose to grow his apples trees under solar panels to give the apple trees much needed shade and to diversify his income stream.
- In Europe and North America farmers are increasingly looking to implement Agrivoltaic methods, which uses land for both traditional agriculture and renewable energy generation.
- Nachtwey is using the electricity that his solar panels produce to power local homes and is partnering with researchers to determine what apples grow best under his panels.
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