Category Archives: Applications

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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BayWa r.e. to build Netherland’s biggest Floating Solar Farm

BayWa r.e., together with its Dutch partner GroenLeven, has successfully built its third floating solar park in a record time of only six weeks. The Sekdoorn project in the Netherlands near the city of Zwolle has a total capacity of 14.5 MWp. This will enable almost 4,000 households to be supplied with solar power. Due to the cutting-edge, self-designed system,

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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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Turning buildings into energy producers

EPFL has become the coordinator of Be-Smart, an EU research project that aims to step up the deployment of building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) and cut their costs by 75% between now and 2030. The project was launched in response to EU regulations that require new buildings to be nearly zero-energy by 2020. Credit: Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne EPFL has become

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