AgriVoltaics2021 will run from June 14 - 16, 2021 as a virtual event, allowing the international agrivoltaics community to share up-to-date experience and knowledge on combining the agricultural use of land with the production of electric energy by photovoltaics – Connecting Agrivoltaics Worldwide! After last year’s fantastic start of the first agrivoltaics conference with more than 350 participants from 38 countries, we are looking forward to the second edition of the AgriVoltaics conference.
AgriVoltaics2021 will cover all aspects, from science to application, reflecting the wide thematic range. It thus attracts experts from crop science and agronomy, hydrology, solar energy as well as researchers who deal with systemic aspects and carry out e.g. socio-economic studies. The program will comprise of scientific presentations, chosen from a reviewing process, and invited high-level keynote talks. An exhibition will supplement the program and bridge science and business. The conference will feature outstanding scientific talks and posters, lively discussions, a dedicated sponsor area and manifold opportunities for professional and social exchange. It will be hosted by Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE.
• Researchers from PV and agriculture (including biology and hydrology) and those working "in between"; • Companies such as PV module, mounting systems and tracker manufacturers, EPC companies, renewable energy producers, as well as those providing farm machinery equipment and seed producers; • Organic farming associations, agricultural federations and similar stakeholder groups; • Experts from politics and finance open for innovative and future-oriented ideas.
Agrivoltaics systems: • System assessment and performance indicators • System models and simulation • Decision support systems and optimization methods
The management of agriculture production under photovoltaic panels: • Shade tolerance, crop adaptation to agrivoltaics systems • Plant growth models • Variety selection • Plant pathology • Agronomic monitoring • Livestock management • Water management, rain harvest and water storage • Soil protection
Technical aspects: • Data sharing and analytics • PV panels for agrivoltaics (bifacial, thin-film, organic PV, lead-free perovskite, spectral splitting, CPV...) • Agrivoltaics mounting systems and geometries (row distances, vertical clearances, PV row width, trackers etc.) • Shadowing ratios • Case studies, best-practice technologies • Quality assurance and standardization, safety • Smart farming and artificial intelligence solutions
Environmental, legal and socio-economic aspects: • Legal framework of agrivoltaics • Environmental impact • Agrivoltaics in public policies • Social acceptance • Agrivoltaics promotion and dissemination • Ethics of agrivoltaics • Economics of agrivoltaics • Potential analysis