New Study By Arizona University Shows That Agrivoltaics may Increase Plant Growth

New Study By Arizona University Shows That Agrivoltaics may Increase Plant Growth

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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