Solar Array in Newfield Uses Sheep for Maintenance

Photo Credit: Ithaca Voice

The Nexamp solar array in Newfield is one of many solar projects in Tompkins County supported by the IDA’s community solar policy. Nexamp has contracted with a local company, Two Mothers Farm, that provides sheep to eat the grass around the solar panels. This is a greener and less expensive way of maintaining the 30 acres of solar panels. Not only is the project providing sustainable energy, it is also using sustainable methods of maintenance. Read more

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