The first agrivoltaics conference was initiated by a cooperation between Fraunhofer ISE, the National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food, and Environment (INRAE) from France, and Conexio-PSE GmbH. Over 350 participants from nearly 40 countries from the research and industry sector as well as agricultural and photovoltaic associations shaped the event.
During the conference, up-to-date research results were presented in either oral lecture or poster sessions. A broad range of topics and vivid discussions revealed the dynamics with which the community is currently developing worldwide.
The results presented covered technical and economic as well as plant physiological and political aspects. Innovative types of PV constructions were shared, modeling and simulation concepts were demonstrated, shading effects on different crops were analyzed, and water management concepts were presented. A virtual tour also provided a detailed insight into a tracked agrivoltaic system in viticulture. Q&A sessions and virtual round tables provided space for discussions.
More information about the 2020 conference can be found on the AgriVoltaics Conference website.