How does the combination of agriculture and energy production work?

Society

The expansion of renewable energies can intensify regional land use competitions and lead to social controversy and resistance. To strengthen the social acceptance of agrivoltaics, concepts for public participation are needed.

Factors for success

Fraunhofer ISE has elaborated some factors for a successful introduction of agrivoltaics:

  1. When constructing and operating agrivoltaics systems, give preference to local farms, energy cooperatives or regional investors.
  2. Limit the size and distribution of facilities and take into account local site characteristics and societal preferences.
  3. Food production commitment under agrivoltaics systems.
  4. Locate agrivoltaics facilities in locations where dual use of land will increase agricultural yields and protect crops.
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