Solar-powered irrigation: An overlooked opportunity

Nebraska leads the nation in total irrigated acres, but trails in using solar energy to power the pumps.

“The utilities have not been comfortable on utilizing solar for pivots yet,” said Graham P. Christensen, owner of GCReVOLT in Omaha. “I hope we can get a clearer platform on this, but there has been no movement yet, even though farmers have clearly expressed interest in this area.

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