Agrivoltaic

A hybrid technology that integrates agricultural activity

Agrivoltaic

Agrivoltaics, in which green energy marries agriculture, is intended to be an opportunity to promote the possible integration of photovoltaic technology and agricultural production in general.Two often distant systems that now need to be thought of and designed together.The combination of agriculture and photovoltaic systems can bring benefits for the land and the environment, aiming at the production of renewable energy as well as enabling improvements in agricultural crops, local climate regulation and water conservation. As for installation technologies, there are many possibilities, but the aim is to favour solar tracking mounting structures with a height that allows the passage of agricultural vehicles, without compromising the natural development of plants, as well as being effectively spaced according to appropriate optimisation.The National Recovery and Resilience Plan envisages support for the agri-voltaic sector by allocating €1.1 billion in resources by 2026, with the aim of spreading medium- and large-scale agri-voltaic plants (the aim is to install 1.04 GWp of photovoltaic plants), thereby hoping for a reduction of 0.8 million tonnes of CO2. Waiting for an imminent government regulation, we report the general lines of the investment measure:
  • implementation of agri-voltaics without compromising the use of land dedicated to agriculture but ensuring a substantial contribution to the environmental and economic sustainability of the companies involved;
  • monitoring, data collection on both the production of the photovoltaic systems and the existing agricultural activity, with particular attention and evaluation of the local microclimate, water saving, soil fertility recovery and productivity of the underlying crop systems.

Advantages

Reducing water demand

Dual-use land valorisation

Development of new agricultural practices

Improving product quality

Positive social impact

also through the creation of new professional figures.

Did you know?

Recent studies conducted by researchers at the University of Arizona have shown that agrivoltaic systems are not only able to keep the temperature lower and more constant in the soil, but also retain moisture, which leads to a decrease in the need for water for crops.

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Services offered by Fotovoltaica Srl:we are waiting for the technical standards governing agrivoltaics to be issued. Our services will be made available as soon as the technical standards governing interventions are official.We will analyse each individual request and requirement.

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