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Novel Measurement Concept for AgriPVplus Systems - A Triple Use Approach
H. Sánchez, S. Dittmann, S. Tosello, C. Meza, S. Dullau, M.H. Meyer, P. Scholz, S. Tischew, R. Gottschalg
Agrivoltaics, Biodiversity, Vertical Bifacial PV
PV Systems Engineering, Integrated/Applied PV
Subtopic: Infrastructure-integrated PV (I2PV) and Nature-inclusive PV (eco-PV); Vehicle Integrated PV (VIPV)
Event: 8th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion
Session: 4AO.8.3
992 - 995
ISBN: 3-936338-86-8
Paper DOI: 10.4229/WCPEC-82022-4AO.8.3
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Document(s): paper, presentation


The European Green Deal aims for Europe becomes the world's first climate-neutral continent by 2050. In this strategy, Photovoltaic (PV) is one of the key technologies to reduce significant greenhouse gas emissions. However, large ground-mounted PV power plants generate conflict between stakeholders interested in the same land. Farmers are worried about losing land to grow crops and thus their income. Conservationists are concerned about the dramatic loss of biodiversity, and energy producers want to build profitable PV power plants. Therefore, we must bring all stakeholders together to work out innovative and sustainable land-use strategies combining agriculture, biodiversity, and energy production. Agrivoltaic (Agri-PV) involves the use of land both for agriculture and solar energy generation. Such dual systems have been developed in recent years. So far, however, their potential to contribute to biodiversity and ecosystem services restoration has been rarely discussed. Our demonstrator aims to investigate an innovative and sustainable triple-use approach, called the AgriPVplus system, that combines crop production, solar energy generation, and biodiversity measures. Our measurement concept enables the investigation of energy yield measurements of different module technologies, different orientations to investigate the grid compatibility through vertical east-west installed bifacial PV modules, and the measurement of abiotic parameters such as photosynthetic active irradiance, soil temperature, and moisture to investigate the impact on the agriculture crops and biodiversity. This paper will show a novel measurement concept to demonstrate the interfaces between energy production, crop yield, and nature conservation.