November 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EST
For this month’s ASGA call, we’re taking a quick look across the Atlantic to hear about some of the latest solar grazing and agrivoltaics developments in Europe. We’ll be joined by Stephan Schindele, Head of Product Management Agri-PV at BayWa r.e., who oversees the exciting agrivoltaics projects they’re running in Europe.
BayWa has been doing solar grazing for a number of years, with 40 grazing sites at present, as well as a diverse selection of agrivoltaics projects.
Stephan will give an overview of their solar grazing operations and provide examples of best practices.
Like the U.S., regional differences have a major impact on grazing operations and Stephan will give us a sense of the different approaches (as well challenges) to vegetation management across Europe’s varied climates, including water concerns, fire risk abatement, overwintering strategies, and more.
In addition to the grazing work, Stephan will give us a brief over the broad range of agrivoltaics projects and discuss some of their experiments with crops like hay (“hayvoltaics”) and with grazing other animals including cows (“cowvoltaics”).
He’ll also touch on their experiments with using solar modules for rainwater collection and the water economics of it.
The presentation will be followed by a Q&A and you’ll have an opportunity to ask Stephan questions about what’s happening in Europe with AgriPV.
Hosts: Kevin Richardson (ASGA) and Amber Lessard
Note: Because we have guests from Europe, our November call will be happening on the 2nd Wednesday, November 8th in the early afternoon @1:00pm ET instead of the usual date and time.