Jack’s Solar Garden
Jack’s Solar Garden is a 4-acre, 1.2 MW-DC solar array integrating improved land management strategies called agrivoltaics – this entails co-locating agricultural activities within the solar array infrastructure. It became the country’s largest commercial research site for agrivoltaics in the USA in 2021 through research partner collaborations.
About the practice
Jack’s Solar Garden created a non-profit called the Colorado Agrivoltaic Learning Center to teach students, community members, and policymakers about how land beneath solar arrays is still functional and shouldn’t be disregarded, denuded, and degraded.
Jack’s Solar Garden aims to be a model for the potential of agrivoltaics and inspire more research into the practice and promote a broader acceptance of solar on farmland given better land stewardship practices within solar arrays.
Jack’s Solar Garden is a family-owned social enterprise in Colorado doing more with the family farm for the betterment of the local community, agrivoltaics.