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Agrivoltaics: more sustainability and cost efficiency for agriculture

Skyrocketing prices for electricity and fossil energy carriers, the climate protection debate, and – not least – sustainability: All these aspects are fueling the demand for photovoltaic installations by agricultural operations. On top of that, regulatory improvements, such as the scrapping of the EEG levy in Germany, are deepening the interest of farmers in decentralized photovoltaic installations. Intersolar Europe and the French-German Office for Energy Transition (DFBEW) will be giving a free webinar on Agrivoltaics in Germany and France: Potentials and Challenges on Tuesday, March 14, 2023, from 11 am–noon. Participants will learn about synergies and economic benefits as well as the social and ecological effects of agrivoltaics.

Agricultural PV (Agrivoltaics) is a trend in the energy industry that describes the merger of farming and energy generation using photovoltaic installations. Large-scale photovoltaic (PV) installations generate electricity at a financially relevant scale. In these times of energy and resource crisis, becoming involved in the energy industry can offer attractive options to agricultural operations in Germany, France, and Europe in general. The options include autonomous electricity and energy supply, significantly lower costs, and new business models based on power grid feed-in. However, becoming a producer of renewable energy requires financial, technical, and administrative know-how.

Free agricultural PV webinar
The free webinar Agricultural PV in Germany and France: Potentials and Challenges will be held on March 14, 2023, from 11 pm–noon. "The speedy deployment of photovoltaics in Germany and France is essential in order to achieve the set targets for the expansion of renewable energies," explains Catherine Rollet, webinar host and speaker at the French-German Office for Energy Transition (DFBEW). "Over the coming years, solar energy is going to play an important role in agriculture, too. Agricultural PV not only contributes to making the energy transition happen – it also has benefits for agriculture and for farmers." Click here to register for the webinar.

Agricultural PV: Hot topic at Intersolar Europe
Join us at Intersolar Europe from June 14–16, 2023, in Munich to get up close and personal with photovoltaics in agriculture. On June 15 from 3.30 pm–5 pm, the session Agricultural PV in France and Germany: Potential, Business Models and Best Practice at the Intersolar Forum, booth A3.150, will be offering visitors an extensive overview of solutions and applications that already work.

The many agricultural PV exhibitors at Intersolar Europe will provide an even more hands-on experience. Exhibitors include BayWa r.e. AG, Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE), Next2Sun GmbH, Goldbeck Solar GmbH, SunFarming GmbH, and many more. For the complete exhibitor list, please click here.

Intersolar Europe will be held from June 14–16, 2023, as part of The smarter E Europe 2023 at Messe München.

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