Category Archives: Agricultural PV

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 Namasté

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Solarcentury to receive the go-ahead to develop and build solar farm in Netherlands

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 the

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BayWa r.e. to grow AgriPV across the Netherlands

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 AgriPV

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Agrivoltaics to Prove Mutually Beneficial Across Food, Water, Energy Nexus

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 photovoltaic

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Agrophotovoltaics – Resource Efficient Land Use (APV-RESOLA)

Over the past two years, the dual use of land for the harvesting of solar electricity and agriculture has been tested in the joint project “Agrophotovoltaics – Resource Efficient Land Use (APV-RESOLA).” On one-third of a hectare arable land near Lake Constance in Germany, photovoltaic modules with a total power output of 194 kilowatt are installed on a five meter

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