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Farmers, Experts: Solar and Agriculture ‘Complementary, Not Competing’ in North Carolina

On a 120-acre farm in Biscoe, North Carolina, near the edge of the Uwharrie National Forest, a flock of hair sheep takes shelter from the summer sun beneath a row of solar panels.

 

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