Agrophotovoltaics: harvesting the sun for power and potatoes

Published: September 10, 2019

By Boris Farnung; Stephan Schindele; Maximilian Trommsdorf

The question of whether to use valuable land for farming or solar power generation has been a subject of fierce debate in the green energy transition. But, as Boris Farnung, Maximilian Trommsdorff and Stephan Schindele of Fraunhofer ISE write, the two activities need not be in conflict with each other and, with a new generation of solar technologies, can in fact be mutually beneficial.

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