Agrivoltaics combines the use of land for farming with the production of electricity by photovoltaics.

It provides the opportunity to establish solutions for production of food crops and electricity at the same time, taking into account soil protection and water savings. It offers powerful solutions to several issues arising from climate change.

Energy or food from agricultural land ? Why should we have to choose ? Couldn’t we associate both types of production on the same land to get the most of the solar energy and achieve the energy evolution and conversion to sustainable energy production, while nourishing the ever increasing world population ? Is it attainable ? If so, how ? This conference will tackle the importance of agrivoltaics, several challenges that agrivoltaic systems address, and what is farm’s role in agrivoltaics.

Indeed, photovoltaics is growing in Europe, with around 18.7 gigawatts of new capacity installed last year.

Agrivoltaic include the use of agricultural land to produce food and create solar energy at the same time. Moreover, there is a growing interest in agrophotovoltaics worldwide as a way to merge solar power generation with sustainable, water-conserving agriculture and advance climate mitigation and adaptation.

According to SolarPower Europe, local agriculture and solar energy could become the engines of a sustainable European economy.

Coexistence of solar panels and crops includes light sharing so that panels situated above the crop generate shade and create a kind of microclimate over the growing area.

This results in more freshness, less water need for the plants, and lower losses originating from evaporation.

Agrivoltaics is the clean energy solution that helps farms and agriculture to protect themselves from great weather conditions and other damaging factors.

Innovative companies in this field design new solar louvres planned to satisfy plants’ ideal conditions ; however, they also help to manage available sunlight or shade to improve the crop quality and quantity.

For instance, South of France has more than 300 sunny days each year and has a long record of solar energy innovations, starting in 1970 with the world-famous solar furnace at Odeillo.

Several photovoltaic systems have been set up in the area, involving agrivoltaic systems in greenhouses and open fields.

The largest dynamic agrivoltaic plant in the world is right there, with vineyards underneath.

Agrophotovoltaics event of a big magnitude

One of the major aspects of the solar energy event 2023 is to let the world understand the quintessence and intense advantages of the Agrophotovoltaics event in a broad perspective.

The agripv conference will tend to throw lights on the effective measures which are being executed to bridge the gap between the challenges as well as the effective workarounds of the field.

It is inferred that the solar power conference 2023 is going to be a successful one in its own right. Let’s keep our fingers crossed to divulge the promising future that it has in store.

Apart from business entities, many agriculture students as well as scholars will take part in the agrisolar event. NGO professionals and organizations.