InSPIRE/5 Cs

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The 5 Cs

Agrivoltaic Success Factors in the United States: Lessons From the InSPIRE Research Study

The InSPIRE team synthesized technical and non-technical insights from InSPIRE agrivoltaic field research sites from 2015-2021 to support i) appropriate deployment of agrivoltaic projects; ii) more successful research on agrivoltaics; and iii) more effective partnerships on agrivoltaic projects. The publication can be downloaded here and the outcomes are explored below.

Lessons learned are categorized into five primary themes, termed here The Five Cs:



C1

 
Climate, Soil, and Environmental Conditions

C2

 
Configurations, Solar Technologies, and Designs

C3

 
Crop, Seed and Vegetation Designs, and Management Approaches

C4

 
Compatibility and Flexibility

C5

 
Collaboration and Partnerships