Last month, the McLeod County Board delayed voting on a permit for a new solar array in order to review a plan to continue agriculture use on the same plot of land. At its June 1 meeting, commissioners gave the “agrivoltaics” plan a shot in a split 3-2 vote.

On 20-acres of land northeast of Plato, SunShare Community Solar Gardens of Colorado is working with landowner Donald Engelman, and local partners TangleTown Gardens, Ames Farm and Red Hive Honey, to try a relatively new process.

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