Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Solar panels help poultry farmers to conserve energy

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By Kyle Dawson

Special to Poultry Times

ATHENS, Ga. — University of Georgia Cooperative Extension poultry scientist Claudia Dunkley believes solar panels are a way to help poultry farmers become more energy-efficient.

“Since the bounceback from the economic downturn, poultry production has been steadily on the rise,” Dunkley said. “As a part of our greenhouse gas reduction strategy, reducing the use of electricity is one of the things we’d like to do.”

What Georgia farmers need to realize, however, is that solar energy production is not for everyone.

“The amount of taxes a farmer owes each year. . .

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