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Solar panels shade grapes and increase income

Reuters posted a story this week on how one vineyard owner in France is increasing his income and improving his wines by putting solar panels above his grapevines. The solar panels produce energy that can be used or sold. The panels provide shade to the vines to help keep them cooler in warming weather. The orientation of the panels can be adjusted to allow more or less light in, depending on the growth stage of the grapes. You can watch a video and read more here.

Photography via Oregon State University