Agrivoltaic Potential on Grape Farms in India

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Source:
Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments
Authors:
Prannay R.Malu
Joshua M.Pearce
Utkarsh S.Sharma
Date:
1 October 2017

To investigate and quantify PV generation potential, without significantly harming agriculture output, the authors of this study explore the viability of “agrivoltaic” farms deployment on existing grape farms in India. Considering the shade tolerance of grapes, they run a techno-economic analysis for the installation of PV systems in the area available between the trellises on a grape farm. Their findings show the economic value of the grape farms may increase more than 15 times that of conventional farming.