Agrivoltaics. An economic lifeline for American farmers?


Agrophotovoltaics, agrivoltaics, or APV. Just like the name suggests, it’s a way of combining photovoltaic solar panels with agriculture. In many parts of the world where fertile land is scarce, agriculture and solar developers have fought over available space. What each party might have been missing all along is that it could be more profitable for both of them if they work together instead. And that may also just be the answer to the existential crisis being faced by so many farms across the United States and around the world.

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