A First Investigation of Agriculture Sector Perspectives on the Opportunities and Barriers for Agrivoltaics

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dc.contributorAalto Universityen
dc.contributor.authorPascaris, Alexis S.
dc.contributor.authorSchelly, Chelsea
dc.contributor.authorPearce, Joshua M.
dc.contributor.departmentMichigan Technological University
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Electronics and Nanoengineering
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-09T09:05:45Z
dc.date.available2021-02-09T09:05:45Z
dc.date.issued2020-12
dc.description.abstractAgrivoltaic systems are a strategic and innovative approach to combine solar photovoltaic (PV)-based renewable energy generation with agricultural production. Recognizing the fundamental importance of farmer adoption in the successful diffusion of the agrivoltaic innovation, this study investigates agriculture sector experts' perceptions on the opportunities and barriers to dual land-use systems. Using in-depth, semistructured interviews, this study conducts a first study to identify challenges to farmer adoption of agrivoltaics and address them by responding to societal concerns. Results indicate that participants see potential benefits for themselves in combined solar and agriculture technology. The identified barriers to adoption of agrivoltaics, however, include: (i) desired certainty of long-term land productivity, (ii) market potential, (iii) just compensation and (iv) a need for predesigned system flexibility to accommodate different scales, types of operations, and changing farming practices. The identified concerns in this study can be used to refine the technology to increase adoption among farmers and to translate the potential of agrivoltaics to address the competition for land between solar PV and agriculture into changes in solar siting, farming practice, and land-use decision-making.en
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dc.identifier.citationPascaris , A S , Schelly , C & Pearce , J M 2020 , ' A First Investigation of Agriculture Sector Perspectives on the Opportunities and Barriers for Agrivoltaics ' , Agronomy , vol. 10 , no. 12 , 1885 . https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy10121885en
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/agronomy10121885
dc.identifier.issn2073-4395
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dc.identifier.urihttps://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/102636
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:aalto-202102091936
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherMultidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)
dc.relation.ispartofseriesAgronomyen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesVolume 10, issue 12en
dc.rightsopenAccessen
dc.subject.keywordagrivoltaics
dc.subject.keywordsolar energy
dc.subject.keywordagriculture
dc.subject.keywordenergy innovation
dc.subject.keywordtechnology adoption
dc.subject.keywordphotovoltaics
dc.subject.keywordLAND-USE
dc.subject.keywordELECTRICITY-GENERATION
dc.subject.keywordRENEWABLE ENERGY
dc.subject.keywordPARTIAL SHADE
dc.subject.keywordSOLAR
dc.subject.keywordDIFFUSION
dc.subject.keywordSYSTEMS
dc.subject.keywordINNOVATION
dc.subject.keywordIMPACTS
dc.subject.keywordFARMS
dc.titleA First Investigation of Agriculture Sector Perspectives on the Opportunities and Barriers for Agrivoltaicsen
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