Agrivoltaics

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Agrivoltaics can be defined as the practice of integrating solar photovoltaics with agricultural practices, for siting photovoltaic production systems on or adjacent to cropland. It implies the symbiotic co-production of both agricultural goods and solar energy, with the intent of optimizing the combined outputs. An Ontario company calls Agrivoltaics "a perfect combination of solar panels and plants on farmland... to generate crops and energy simultaneously and without conflict."

The intent for this page is to provide an introduction to the topic, and then help users to find specific content based on geographic focus, climate type, crop or animal production type, and other factors.

  • By geography: Japan, Netherlands, Philippines,
  • By crop type -- plants, animals:
    • Plant type listings, one by one, linked to research
    • Animal grazing type listings, one by one, linked to research: sheep, cows, goats
  • Other specialty agrivoltaic opportunities, linked to research and case studies: greenhouses, aquaculture, hydroponics

Where does agrivoltaics fit within the context of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals?

Where does agrivoltaics fit within the context of the Pattern Language for a Conservation Economy and Reliable Prosperity?

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