2. Weighing the Impact of PV Development on Agriculture

The purpose of this section is to explore how the competing land uses of solar development and agriculture interact and can coexist with each other. Subsection 2.1 provides analysis of data and metrics that quantify the current and potential amount of solar development on agricultural land in North Carolina. Subsection 2.2 explores the impacts that solar development could have on future agricultural production on the developed site and neighboring properties. Taken together, Section 2 of this factsheet provides several factors to consider when weighing the impact of PV development on agriculture. 

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