An international cross-sectral Network
2022 – Today
Prof. Dr. Sabine Tischew
Prof. Dr. Ralph Gottschalg
BMWK | 03EE1112E
A Multifunctional land-use Approach
Agrivoltaic (AgriPV) involves the use of land both for agriculture and solar energy generation. Such dual systems have been developed in recent years. However, their potential to contribute to biodiversity and ecosystem services restoration has been rarely discussed. The network aims to investigate an innovative and sustainable triple-use approach, called the AgriPVplus system, that combines crop production, solar energy generation, and restoration of biodiversity. This approach enables, e.g., improving species diversity in intensively used agricultural areas or restoring degraded soil, resolving land-use conflicts, and fostering socioeconomic benefits.
The international cross-sectoral Network AgriPVplus aims to raise awareness of innovative approaches, demonstrating its potential to restore biodiversity and ecosystem services and providing an online platform to foster international collaboration.
Objectives of the network
- building an interdisciplinary research group of ecological, photovoltaic, and agricultural scientists
- forming a cross-sector collaboration between science, the solar industry, farmers, and relevant stakeholders
- developing joint projects of international relevance
- demonstrating the application of well-tested restoration methods for the triple-use approach of AgriPVplus systems and research of its effects and synergies
- supporting the European Union‘s 2030 Biodiversity Strategy and 2050 climate neutrality goal.
The Network AgriPVplus welcomes new members and is open to scientists and all relevant stakeholders from restoration, agriculture, and photovoltaics. Each member must agree to support the network through active contributions.
For more information please visit our AgriPVplus networking website via the following link agriPV+ (agripvplus.org)
The partners with whom we collaborate on this project