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1st World Agrivoltaic Conference

Why agrivoltaics?
Agrivoltaics combines the use of land for farming with the production of electricity by photovoltaics. It provides the opportunity to establish solutions for production of food crops and electricity at the same time, taking into account soil protection and water savings. It offers powerful solutions to several issues arising from climate change.

What is the AgriVoltaics AV2020 Conference?
Agrivoltaic systems have been successfully installed in some countries, and the time has come to bring the scientific community together and promote international exchanges to advance systems and technology. The AgriVoltaics Conference is the first international conference on this topic. It will cover all aspects, from research to applications, reflecting the wide range of subjects. The program comprises 62 scientific presentations, chosen following a reviewing process, and high-level keynote speakers. An exhibition and a technical tour to installations, from innovative test facilities to best practices, will supplement the program.

When and where will it take place?
The 1st World Agrivoltaics Conference will be in Perpignan, France, from October 14-16, 2020.
The conference will be held annually, with the second edition planned in Germany in August 2021. It is possible to participate both on site or on line. More details:


Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Conference Committee has decided that the conference will be held fully online.


Who are the organizers?
The conference is organised by INRAE and Fraunhofer ISE from Germany, plus PSE Conferences, a conference organizer specialized in Renewable Energy. The chair of the conference is Dr. Christian Dupraz, from INRAE, Montpellier.

Who is the conference intended for?
The conference will provide high-level scientific exchanges and networking opportunities for:

  • researchers from PV and agriculture (including agronomy, biology and hydrology) and those working "in between";
  • companies such as PV modules, mounting systems and tracker manufacturers, EPC companies, renewable energy producers, as well as those providing farm machinery equipment and seed producers;
  • conventional and organic farming associations, agricultural federations and similar stakeholder groups;
  • policy-makers and finance specialists in innovative and future-oriented ideas.