"Agrivoltaics" is the newest exciting trend in the renewable energy industry- the combination of agriculture and solar photovoltaics. This innovative cultivation of land for joint uses could mean that solar does not have to come at the price of less land for farming- in fact, renewable energy technology could actually enhance the process.
Learn about how the Kominek family farm in Northern Colorado is taking advantage of this novel idea in this article from Wired Magazine.
"Today, the price of solar energy is cheaper even than coal - traditionally the cheapest form of energy out there." The price of solar is a huge indicator that renewable energy is on track to be one of the greatest sources of electricity worldwide. Listen to this report by NPR's Planet Money to learn more.