Farmland owners look to solar as groundwater restrictions loom

“New solar energy installations may be headed to the valley portion of Kern County as investors, government officials and advocacy groups weigh options for reusing land that will have to be taken out of production as a result of state restrictions on groundwater pumping.

Photovoltaic solar arrays, for years an attractive investment for local farmland owners, would appear to align with California’s ambitious goal of meeting all its electricity needs with renewable energy. … ”

Read more from the Bakersfield Californian here: Farmland owners look to solar as groundwater restrictions loom