Wednesday, May 15, 2019
09:00 am - 10:30 am
Welcome and Introduction
AgroPV in the International Context: Technology Transfer and Institutional Designs
The Impact of PV-FF Parks on Micro-climate, Water Balance and Plant Growth
Solar Sharing: Symbiosis of PV and Agriculture in Japan
Dynamic Agrivoltaism - Helping Agriculture to Meet the Challenges of Climate Change While Generating Electricity
Agrovoltaics are novel systems which allow arable land to be shared for both crop production and to generate solar energy. Originated at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy ISE and first rolled-out in Japan, this promising technology has recently been the subject of major European studies as interest in a potential response address the globally rising demand for food and energy. This session will consider how energy generation and food production can co-exist, examine the concepts developed to date - including modular concepts based on bifacial solar cells - and discuss the prospects for the future of agrovoltaics. This session is jointly organized by Intersolar and Fraunhofer ISE.