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​​​​​​​AgroPV and KUSUM in Doubling Energy Harvest and Income for Indian Farmers

As part of Intersolar India, IGEF-SO organized a session on December 10 focusing on agrophotovoltaics (AgroPV), the dual use of land by agriculture as well as for solar power generation. This type of use helps to further increase the availability of suitable land for solar power generation without compromising the use of fertile land. After opening remarks by Dr. Nicole Glanemann, BMWi, several presentations highlighted different aspects of AgroPV in Germany and India. Maximilian Vorast, Agrivoltaik Project Manager at Fraunhofer ISE, reported on the latest developments of the concept in Germany. Then, Mr. Vivek Saraf, CEO of SunSeed APV, elaborated on the potentials of the emerging technology in India and its socio-economic perspectives. Ms. Sohini Gupta, Sustainability Manager at Mahindra Susten, and Dr. Priyabrata Santra, Principle Scientist, Central Arid Zone Research Institute (CAZRI), spoke about rationale and experiences from their respective operational AgroPV pilot projects in Tandur, Telangana and Jodhpur, Rajasthan. The session was concluded with the official launch of the report "AgroPV in India - Overview of Operational Projects and Relevant Frameworks" by Mr. Subrahmanyam Pulipaka, CEO of National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI). This report was developed in collaboration between NSEFI and IGEF-SO and provides a comprehensive overview of the current state of the Indian AgroPV sector. Among other things, the report proposes policy measures to reduce barriers to deployment and promote the diffusion of the technology.

Please download the publication on "Agrivoltaics in India: Overview of operational Projects and relevant Policies" by Mr. Subrahmanyam Pulipaka, National Solar Energy Federation of India and Murali Peparthy, National Solar Energy Federation of India.

The introductory presentation on AgroPV and KUSUM in Doubling Energy Harvest and Income for Indian Farmers can be downloaded here.

The presentation of Mr. Maximilian Vorast, Fraunhofer ISE on Agrivoltaics - Experiences from Germany and Europe can be downloaded here.

The presentation of Mr. Vivek Saraf, SunSeed APV on Potential of AgroPV in India - Socio-Economic Prospects can be downloaded here.

The presentation of Ms. Sohini Gupta, teqo by mahindra on Implementing Agro PV in Tandur, Andhra Pradesh: An example of Dual Use of Land and Water can be downloaded here.

The presentation of Dr. Priyabrata Santra, Principle Scientist, Central Arid Zone Research Institute (CAZRI) on Experiences with Photovoltaic Plants and Water Harvesting Systems can be downloaded here.

Watch the Session on our Youtube Channel.

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