Lettuce Shine at Our Table Cooperative

Size: 75.6kW    /    Installation: Summer 2024

The “Lettuce Shine” solar project, spearheaded by Oregon Clean Power Cooperative and Our Table Cooperative Farm in Sherwood, Oregon and funded by Portland General Electric’s Renewable Development Fund, introduces innovative solutions to grow heat-sensitive crops like lettuce under elevated, moving solar panels from Stracker Solar

This effort will incorporate critical research from the Oregon State University College of Agricultural Sciences that aims to provide a comprehensive overview of how the array will enhance crop production. The project’s unique design not only maximizes solar power generation but also offers shade to cool crops below. 

With the inclusion of battery storage from Sol-Ark, Lettuce Shine ensures uninterrupted food supply even during natural disasters, highlighting its role in promoting resilience and sustainable agriculture practices in the local community.

Read the full press release! 

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