Road map for agri-solar farms

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From: Buisness-standard By Surinder Sud
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Land availability being a limiting factor for the expansion of solar power capacity as well as for crop farming, carrying out both these pursuits together in a single solar-cum-agricultural farm can be an option to get over this constraint. This allows gainfully utilising the synergies between the two to boost net returns from the same piece of land. This concept has been tried out with good results in several countries, notably Japan, China, Germany and the UK. Apart from optimising the utilisation of land, the power produced by the photovoltaic modules installed in the fields can help meet ...

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