Climate change brings a roll of risks from physical impacts to ecosystems, agro-ecosystems, agricultural production, food chains and so on.
In this context, Agri-Photovoltaics (Agri PV) is increasingly raising interest in the renewable energy and farming community as a solution to both challenges.
Agri PV or Agrivoltaics consists on integrating PV modules above the crops in order to enhance climate resilience and allow sustainable food and energy production on one single piece of land.
In terms of photovoltaic performance, the key aspect is to be able to engineer the best design that fulfills the crop or livestock farming requirements while at the same time maintaining the costs of the solar plant low enough to be profitable.
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
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