Agrivoltaics stands for the combination of agriculture plus photovoltaics which supports the dual-use of the land idea.
The study at Arizona University focused on chiltepin pepper, jalapeno, and cherry tomato plants that were positioned under a PV array. Throughout the 3-month summer growing season, researchers by using sensors mounted above the soil continuously monitored
*incoming light levels *air temperature *relative humidity *the soil surface *soil surface temperature *moisture at a depth of 5 centimeters.
Both the traditional planting area and the agrivoltaic system received equal irrigation rates.
They found that the agrivoltaics system significantly impacted three factors that affect plant growth and reproduction – air temperatures, direct sunlight and atmospheric demand for water. The shade provided by the solar panels resulted in cooler daytime temperatures and warmer nighttime temperatures than the traditional, open-sky planting area. There was also a lower vapor pressure deficit in the agrivoltaics system, meaning there was more moisture in the air.
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Date: Sep 09, 2019 @ 09:20
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