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Reference Type: Electronic Resource
Title: The Montana Agsolar Project: Expanding the Agricultural Uses of Solar Energy in Montana
Primary Authors: Morris, Mike; Balsam,John; Lynne, Vicki
Abstract: Montana with its strong agricultural sector set in one of the least-populated areas in the country represents an ideal candidate to embrace solar-electric technology. Indeed, more and more farm and ranch producers are turning to solar electric for a variety of uses, including water pumping, fencing, and powering remote outbuildings, among others. Current users recognize that today's solar-electric technology has advanced significantly over the last 10 to 15 years and is now cost-effective in many more applications, especially as an alternative to power-line extensions. Solar users also value the technology's improved performance and reliability, as well as its portability.
Tags: energy generation
Ag Matters Catalog ID: 16