Tag: agriculture

Exploring Agrivoltaics: Benefits and cost economics of APV plants

APV plants have several benefits. One, there is dual use of land. There is common civil infrastructure such as fencing, lighting, land grading and storage. Two, there is a high yield of organic horticulture or floriculture due to contro­lled shading. Three, higher PV generation from bifacial panels is possible due to the elevated installation and higher albedo of the shade net/soil/ crop system. In addition, there is a benefit of possibly lowering panel temperatures due to crop evapotranspiration.

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Agrivoltaics in India

The rapidly developing field of agrivoltaics – combining farming with solar power generation in ways that maintain agricultural productivity – holds special promise for India. A number of research and demonstration projects are already in progress and it has the potential to become an important new player in the country’s renewable energy sector.

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Renewable Energy for Agri-food Systems

This report jointly developed by the International Renewable Energy Agency and the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations analyses the role of renewable energy in agri-food systems and the opportunity they offer to advance energy and food security objectives as well as contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement. The joint report outlines an 8-point action agenda to scale up renewable energy use in the agriculture sector. 

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