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Agrivoltaics in the News

How can solar energy installations prioritize ecosystems?
Researchers propose ‘ecovoltaics’ to balance energy production and ecosystem preservation, offering clean energy and land restoration.
SCAPES Open House
Discover the fascinating world of AgriVoltaics as we delve into the intersection of solar energy and crop production, exploring solar impact, crop yield, financial aspects, and the exciting path forward in our recent virtual chat
U.S.-German Forum on the Future of Agriculture: Advancing Transatlantic Dialogue through Innovation and Collaboration
Discussions, tours, and insights into topics ranging from the Farm Bill to agrivoltaic systems, with prominent figures and experts guiding attendees through a dynamic exploration of cutting-edge agricultural advancements.
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What if…

…we harnessed the sun to strengthen food production and renewable energy, in the same place, for the benefit of all?


We can.

Through SCAPES (Sustainably Colocating Agricultural and Photovoltaic Electricity Systems), a new project funded by the USDA, we’re researching agrivoltaic systems—fields with both crops and solar panels—in a variety of land and climate types.

Our goal? Address fundamental climate-change challenges while increasing crop production, producing renewable energy, and maximizing farm profitability.

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Actionable Research

We believe in the transformative potential for agrivoltaics. Through our interdisciplinary research, we explore how crops and panels interact, which crops benefit most, the impact on crop prices, how farms can thrive, and much more. Our aim is to maintain—or even increase—crop yield, increase the combined food and electricity productivity of land, and diversify and increase farmers’ profits with row crops, forage, and specialty crops across a range of environments.

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