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Horizon scanning alert: Agrivoltaics, shielding crops with PV panels

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Publication date
1 January 2020
Author
Joint Research Centre

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This factsheet looks into recent and ongoing developments of Agrivoltaics. Agrivoltaic systems cover crops with photovoltaic panels and share the sunlight for co-production of food and electricity on the same piece of land. Though this may impose physical constraints on electricity and/or food production in some climates, it may enable a more efficient land and light use. Further this concept offers other synergies and benefits, currently investigated, with the more advanced concepts undergoing applied research, field testing and demonstration.

Horizon scanning alert: Agrivoltaics, shielding crops with PV panels

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Horizon scanning alert: Agrivoltaics, shielding crops with PV panels
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