Agrivoltaics

Farmers Brittany Staie (left) and Kailey Littlehorn (right) of Sprout City Farms harvest beans at Jacks’s Solar Garden. Photo by Werner Slocum, NREL.

U.S. DOE Welcomes New Round of Innovative Leaders to Peer-Learning Cohorts on Emerging Clean Energy…

Participants From Municipalities, Tribes, and Community-Based Organizations Will Convene for Six Months To Learn From Each Other and Experts About Agrivoltaics, Residential Energy Efficiency Programs, and Electrifying Municipal Fleets The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced a new round of leaders from 45 entities that will collaborate on common … [continued]

Photo courtesy of Argonne National Laboratory.

Dual Harvest: Agrivoltaics Boost Food & Energy Production in Asia

Every autumn morning at an aquaculture site near the mouth of the Yellow River in China’s Dongying City, Shandong Province, farmers begin packaging shrimp for their customers. Their harvest is increasingly more bountiful thanks to an innovative way of farming that integrates renewable energy into agriculture. Here, solar photovoltaic (PV) … [continued]

Biden-Harris Administration Announces $71M Investment to Advance American Solar Manufacturing and Development

18 Projects in 10 States Will Supercharge the U.S. Clean Energy Supply Chain and Open New Markets for Solar Technologies WASHINGTON, D.C. — As part of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced a $71 million investment, including $16 million from the President’s Bipartisan Infrastructure … [continued]

Latest tracking systems for agricultural PV applications will be presented at the "Intersolar Europe Special Exhibit Agrivoltaics". (© BayWa r.e.)

Fields and the Sun: Agricultural PV, an Opportunity for the Energy and the Farming Industry

The EU’s objectives are ambitious: The total solar energy deployment is to reach around 750 gigawatts by 2030. In this context, dual land use concepts, especially agricultural PV, are gaining importance. At Intersolar Europe, the world’s leading exhibition for the solar industry, visitors will have the opportunity to see a … [continued]

Farm workers. Image courtesy of Mira Shahan.

JISEA Launches Sustainable Agriculture Catalyzer To Examine Cobenefits of Decarbonization

Research Looks at How Strategies To Reduce Emissions in Agriculture Lead to Benefits in Health, Socioeconomics, and More The Joint Institute for Strategic Energy Analysis (JISEA) has launched a new catalyzer — and it is changing the way you think about your food. Catalyzers are two- to three-year seed research … [continued]