In March 2019, Lakeland College in Vermillion organized an expert panel to answer questions on rural communities and solar energy. It was part of the Big Green Ideas series and the panelist were Patricia Bourne, CEO of EQUS, Rob Baron of Lakeland’s renewable energy program, Jason Atkinson, director of operations at Enmax, Ernie Semeniuk of Borradaile REA and Glen Fox, chair of EQUS. We got our hands on the audio. Listen to the panel as they field questions on degradation to and recycling of solar panels, costs and payback periods. Want to learn more? Listen to our On-Farm Solar and Community Renewable Energy episodes.