APV-RESOLA – Agrophotovoltaic - A Contribution to Resource-Efficient Land Use

Duration: March 2015 - June 2019
Contracting Authority/ Sponsors: German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), FONA - Forschung für nachhaltige Entwicklung
Project Partners: Universität Hohenheim, Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse (ITAS) des KIT, Hofgemeinschaft Heggelbach, BayWa r.e. renewable energy GmbH, EWS Vertriebs GmbH
Website: www.agrophotovoltaik.de
Project Focus:
Concept of an APV system
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Concept of an APV system.

The costs of ground-mounted PV systems continue to fall. Experts forecast that in about five to eight years, such PV installations will become cost-effective even without the financial support of the Renewable Energy Act (EEG). Decreasing costs spurn on new types of business models for land use and as a result new challenges arise. Increased competition for land use, for example, can cause the rental price for land to rise. The innovation group APV-RESOLA is therefore developing and investigating a new type of PV system that ensures the coexistence of agriculture use and electricity production on the same piece of land.

Visit our web site for further information about the APV-RESOLA project (in german language): www.agrophotovoltaik.de.