A 100MW agricultural photovoltaic solar project fitted with Trina Solar’s 210 Vertex modules, situated in Luotian County, Hubei province, China, was connected to the grid recently. The project, covering 160 hectares, uses Trina Solar’s 210 Vertex 550W series and is expected to generate 110 million kWh of electricity a year, which may offset 42,000 tons of standard coal and reduceRead more
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Solar FlexRack to Supply Trackers to Namasté Solar for the Largest Agrivoltaic Research Project in the U.S.
Solar FlexRack™, a division of Northern States Metals and an innovative leader in photovoltaic mounting and solar tracker solutions, announced that it has supplied its TDP Turnkey Solar Trackers for Jack’s Solar Garden, a 1.2 MW solar farm project and the largest agrivoltaic research project in the U.S., located in Boulder County, Colorado. The solar installation was designed and built by NamastéRead more
Solarcentury has received the go-ahead to develop and build Masterveldweg solar farm in eastern Netherlands. The 73 MWp solar farm will cover an area of 61 hectares. At least 25 hectares of this will be focused on natural landscaping. Masterveldweg solar farm in Winterswijk will provide enough electricity for 23,000 households. Combined with the Arrasveld solar farm, licensed in theRead more
Together with its Dutch subsidiary, GroenLeven, BayWa r.e. has now built one of Europe’s largest AgriPV projects at the Piet Albers fruit farm in Babberich, as well as four new test projects across the Netherlands. These four new pilot projects will investigate how solar panels can be combined with a variety of different berry crops. Stephan Schindele, Product Manager AgriPVRead more
A paper published in Nature Sustainability presents the first field-data assessment of outcomes of a multi-year study of agrivoltaics in dryland regions led by UA geographer Greg Barron-Gafford. Building resilience in renewable energy and food production is a fundamental challenge in today’s changing world, especially in regions susceptible to heat and drought. Agrivoltaics, the co-locating of agriculture and solar photovoltaicRead more