Solar Power Plants? What are the Sheep Doing There?

Solar power plants appear in many countries and sheep often graze on their territory. Wondering what animals are doing among solar panels?

Usually, the station administration not only does not prohibit neighboring farmers from walking their sheep in the station but in some cases even pays extra for it.

The fact is that grass grows in fields with solar panels, and it needs to be mowed regularly. And sheep do an excellent job with this task, performing the functions of a kind of lawnmower.

So it is beneficial for everyone – for farmers, pastures, for power engineers – free grass harvesting.

So a very environmentally friendly symbiosis of energy and animal husbandry has emerged.

Alice White

Written by Alice White

Alice White, a devoted pet lover and writer, has turned her boundless affection for animals into a fulfilling career. Originally dreaming of wildlife, her limited scientific background led her to specialize in animal literature. Now she happily spends her days researching and writing about various creatures, living her dream.

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