Since 2021, James coordinates global agrivoltaics innovation and projects for the Engie group via their innovation center Laborelec,, interacting with project developers, engineers, manufacturers, farmers, public authorities, civil associations, university researchers, and other stakeholders. James has worked in the PV industry since 2005 on 3 continents, and has completed postgrad studies in renewables grid integration, controlled environment agriculture, and regional management. He has a graduate diploma in linguistics.
05:00 pm - 05:15 pm
Agri PV: How to Utilize the Vast Potential for Solar Power in Agriculture
Agri PV has become a buzzword in the solar industry because it can bring together the needs of power plant developers and the food industry. Indeed, co-locating solar energy generation with agricultural operations can optimize space utilization and create multiple revenue streams, which would be a win-win situation. But how complimentary is this approach in reality? And how quickly is Agri PV evolving as the global solar industry is set to require additional space for several hundreds of gigawatts of utility-scale solar power every year?
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