Climate change brings a roll of risks from physical impacts to ecosystems, agro-ecosystems, agricultural production, food chains and so on.
In light of this, the renewable energy and farming communities are becoming more and more interested in Agri-Photovoltaics (Agri PV) as a potential solution to both problems.
Agri PV, also known as agrivoltaics, is the integration of photovoltaic modules above crops to improve climate resilience and enable sustainable production of food and energy on a single plot of land.
The ability to develop the optimal design that satisfies the needs of crop or livestock farming while simultaneously keeping the costs of the solar plant low enough to be viable is crucial for photovoltaic performance.
Here are some benefits of Agrivoltaics
- Reduced installation costs
- Increase PV performance
- Accelerate the energy transition
- Reduced legal risk
- Marketing opportunity to a sustainability-minded audience
- Reduced electricity costs
- Potencial Water reduction
Here is more information about solar energy’s potential.