kwackers wrote:Where it does work well is pasture; grass, sheep, cows and solar panels work well together. Nice and cool, doesn't take up any space and keeps the cattle cool in the hot sun.
Not quite, NFU/BRE best practice recommends NOT putting cattle or horses in with solar panels, because they rub up against the structures and could cause damage.
Sheep are OK, but I wonder if you've been seeing foreign examples (especially USA) because grazing and solar panels is best in semi-arid conditions where the shade can improve the quality of the sward. Shade here generally doesn't. Poultry and solar panels is commoner in the UK.