Renewable energy growing among Vermont’s animals and crops

Energy News Network: When Greg Hathaway took over a 650-acre farm in Benson, Vermont, financially challenging dairy cows were out, and beef cattle with a new slaughterhouse were in. And another new “harvest” was planned, one that required a small land commitment but promised a guaranteed income.

That crop was renewable energy in the form of a 500-kilowatt solar array on 5 acres, and the yield was lease payments for 25 years.

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