Purdue is testing solar installations that still allow for the row-crop production under the solar panels. While such an installation would require some adjustment in farming practices (particularly tillage), it’s an intriguing notion to be able to harvest both sun and corn in the same field.
Conventional wisdom suggests that, in certain locations, there may not be enough space for full-scale deployment of solar panels. This is one solution.
Will You Grow Corn Under Solar Panels Someday? Via Indiana Farm Bureau