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Increasing the total productivity of a land by combining mobile photovoltaic panels and food crops


  • Valle, B.
  • Simonneau, T.
  • Sourd, F.
  • Pechier, P.
  • Hamard, P.
  • Frisson, T.
  • Ryckewaert, M.
  • Christophe, A.


Agrivoltaic systems, consisting of the combination of photovoltaic panels (PVPs) with crops on the same land, recently emerged as an opportunity to resolve the competition for land use between food and energy production. Such systems have proved efficient when using stationary PVPs at half their usual density. Dynamic agrivoltaic systems improved the concept by using orientable PVPs derived from solar trackers. They offer the possibility to intercept the variable part of solar radiation, as well as new means to increase land productivity.

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  • Valle, B. & Simonneau, T. & Sourd, F. & Pechier, P. & Hamard, P. & Frisson, T. & Ryckewaert, M. & Christophe, A., 2017. "Increasing the total productivity of a land by combining mobile photovoltaic panels and food crops," Applied Energy, Elsevier, vol. 206(C), pages 1495-1507.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:appene:v:206:y:2017:i:c:p:1495-1507
    DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2017.09.113

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