As our dependence on fossil fuels starts to decline, our need for alternatives such as solar, wind and hydroelectric will increase dramatically.
As Elon Musk pointed out last year, while the amount of solar panels that are needed are relatively small, distributing them in the right places are what will matter the most.
Researchers at the University of Hohenheim have found that there is one place where solar is almost a perfect fit: farms.
Farms are already pretty much built and run around the process known as photosynthesis.
This makes them, rather unsurprisingly, perfectly suited to then harvesting the Sun’s energy and rather than turning it into crops, turning it into electricity.
Now normally you’d think that a farmer would have to choose one or the other but the researchers have found that you can actually use both.