Innovative AgriSolar Design


March 23, 2023 | 12:00 p.m.


U.S. Department of Energy
Event Description

Join the AgriSolar Clearinghouse for a webinar series on agrivoltaics, the co-location of solar and agriculture on the same land. Additional webinars are scheduled in the coming months.

What is Solar and Agriculture Co-Location?

Most large, ground‐mounted solar photovoltaic (PV) systems are installed on land used only for solar energy production. It’s possible to co-locate solar and agriculture on the same land, which could provide benefits to both the solar and agricultural industries. Co-location, also known as agrivoltaics, is defined as agricultural production, such as crop or livestock production or pollinator habitats, underneath solar panels or adjacent to solar panels. Pollinator habitats and grazing are currently co-located at some solar facilities, though solar co-location sites with crops are primarily limited to research sites.

Photo credit: WCROC, Esther Jordan


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