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Vertical Bifacial Solar Module Systems on Wild Flower Strips Combining Energy and Crops Production with Preservation of Biodiversity
J. Schneider, N. Pannicke, H. Haufe, J. Birger, B. Volz, A. Schmeichel, N. Zwosta, M. Mattiza
PV Applications and Integration
Subtopic: PV on/in Buildings, Infrastructure, Landscape, Water and Nature
Event: 37th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition
Session: 6DO.14.4
ISBN: 3-936338-73-6
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Solar energy production competes with food production for land use. Agrophotovoltaics (APV) aims at combining both by generating synergies. Here we introduce a novel concept for APV using vertical mounted bifacial solar modules on wild flower strips on agricultural land (see Figure 1) or post mining landscapes with adapted plant mixtures. While the wild flower strips support biodiversity, the solar systems power output can be combined with wind energy and combined heat and power from bioenergy all produced on the same piece of land.