Solar company Silicon Ranch is one of the biggest owners of solar farms in Georgia, owning and operating 20 projects across the state and having invested some $3 billion already.  But it’s branching out into a different, more traditional kind of farming – raising sheep.  At the company’s 700-acre Houston Co. site Silicon Ranch has constructed a 26,000 square foot lambing barn from which it will breed sheep for use at its solar farms statewide.  The sheep make perfect partners for solar, eating grass and weeds underneath the panels and eventually being sold for meat.  The company says it saves some 20% in mowing costs and that sheep grazing actually improves ground and soil health.  Silicon Ranch officials hope to have 30,000 sheep across all their Georgia facilities by 2030.

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