Meet some of the University’s newest residents — 40 Katahdin sheep that will be living (and eating) in Princeton’s 27-acre solar field through November; more are expected to arrive during the summer. High contracting costs led facilities staff to seek other options to maintain the field, said E.J. May, assistant manager for grounds operations. Sheep are becoming more common on solar fields, he said: “Goats would chew on the cables and jump on the solar panels, but sheep are gentle and don’t cause damage.”

Photograph by Ricardo Barros