With Texas facing a surge in energy demand and limited agricultural land due to population growth, agrivoltaics integrates solar arrays with traditional farming activities, generating renewable energy while producing food. Texas A&M AgriLife scientists, led by Assistant Professor Nuria Gomez-Casanovas, conducted a comprehensive analysis, revealing agrivoltaics’ potential to enhance land productivity by up to 60%, offset biodiversity loss, and improve water efficiency for plant health. Despite benefits, challenges include upfront costs, infrastructure needs, and policy support. Ongoing research aims to address these questions.
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