Sun Raised Farms is a collection of farmers across North Carolina who use sheep to manage the vast grazing areas under and around solar installations. Instead of wasting money on fossil fuels, chemicals, and mowing machines Sun Raised Farms invests in local farmers and their sheep to do the ground maintenance and look after the land.
The local farmers raise healthy hormone and pesticide free sheep on the grounds of the solar farms. The sheep graze and keep the grass down during the growing season so the grass and weeds don't shade the solar panels.
Our farmers take ownership of each site and are trained after best practice from our experience working with sheep on Solar farms. With our model we accomplish a win for the solar company, a win for the community, a win for the family farmer, a win for the consumer, and a win for the environment.
We offer long term cost savings for ground maintenance, positive branding, community outreach and site security.