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Agri-Photovoltaics: Climate protection technology at the interface of agriculture and energy sector What actors from practice drives

Agri-Photovoltaics (APV) makes it possible to produce solar power on land used for agriculture. The dual use of land yields benefits for both the agricultural and energy industries: on the one hand, land competition arising from the expansion of renewable energies can be mitigated, and on the other, the PV modules protect crops and soils from direct solar radiation and erosion. But what motivates individual players to introduce this technology in its early development phase? What is the experience and where are the levers and barriers for further development of the technology?

The research project "Landgewinn" has discussed these questions with different actors with experience: from project developers and agricultural operators of APV plants to an energy provider, the farmers' association and representatives from the fields of planning and permitting, nature conservation and energy transition, acceptance and participation.

An info sheet presents the perspectives of the different actors on APV. The overview makes it clear: In order to create regulatory frameworks and incentives, politics and interest groups should exchange ideas more intensively. For future operator and business models, the agricultural and energy industries, as well as municipalities and investors, should also get in touch.

The info sheet provides background information on the technology, potentials and possible operator models of APV. This should help decision-makers in politics and practice to identify obstacles and possible solutions and to provide orientation for the future design of the framework conditions for APV.

Further information on the project (in German only)