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    Bringing Agri-PV to LIFE with Six new Projects across Five Countries

    Supporting EU research and policy

    BayWa r.e. has successfully secured €6.5 million in funding from the EU’s LIFE (L’Instrument Financier pour l’Environnement). These funds will go towards six of our Agri-PV projects under development, across France, Spain, the Netherlands, Germany, and Italy. 

    LIFE is the EU’s funding vehicle for environmental and climate action.

    They leverage private sector expertise for public benefit by financing projects which support sustainable policy goals. 

    These projects are monitored by ELMEN EEIG, a collective of nine independent EU-based partner companies with headquarters in Freiburg, Germany. 

    Co-funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or CINEA. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.

    ADAPT-PV and LEAD-PV projects

    Each of our six new research Agri-PV projects fall into one of two EU LIFE categories; LIFE ADAPT-PV or LIFE LEAD-PV. 

    ADAPT-PV Projects

    ADAPT-PV projects increase Agri-PV’s resilience in the face of climate change: Protection from extreme weather, reduced plastic waste, optimised land use.

    We’re gathering data to prove that Agri-PV alongside fruit cultivation (fruitvoltaics) is an effective climate adaptation strategy for Europe. 

    LEAD-PV Projects

    LEAD-PV projects set out to showcase the attractiveness and effectiveness of utilising Interspace PV to mitigate climate change by bringing together large scale PV and arable farming.

    The projects will collect data to demonstrate the attractiveness of the financing models, provide insight into the cultivation benefits and ultimately support future large-scale implementation. 

    BayWa r.e. references

    Bram Wasser
    Project Manager
    BayWa r.e. AG