Agrivoltaics enables the simultaneous use of land for both agriculture and solar power plants. It thus offers opportunities for food and energy production and can also make valuable contributions to soil and plant conservation. This intelligent dual use of land for agriculture and solar power generation has the potential to counteract the shortage of farmland and contribute to the sustainable development of rural areas. Farmers are given the opportunity to develop new sources of income without losing the productivity of their land. But what are the current developments? And which areas are currently benefiting in particular? We talk about this with Max Trommsdorff, Group Leader for Agrivoltaics at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE.
3.08: Differences to conventional ground-mounted PV or rooftop solar
6.08: About the advantages of Agrivoltaics
10.48: About the influence of climate boundary conditions
13.55: What are the current legal frameworks?