Renewable Energy Solutions (RES) Project Vermont

Short description

Next2Sun goes USA

In 2024, South Burlington, Vermont, will host the pioneering Next2Sun vertical agrivoltaic plant, a strategic response to high solar targets in USA amidst limited availability. 

Spanning across 3.7 acres, the agrivoltaic plant of 50.37 kWh will consist of 3 rows with 30 feet gap between them with a total of 138 bifacial solar modules strategically placed in 69 rack elements. Notably, this project goes beyond energy production, incorporating the cultivation of various vegetables and saffron between the rows.

Why vertical agrivoltaics in the USA?

Given the urgency to expand solar power production in USA, discussions around the use of agricultural land for photovoltaics have intensified. The Next2Sun agrivoltaic system, introduces a compelling solution by utilizing only 1% of land, leaving 90% available for conventional agricultural use. Moreover, approx. 10% of non-agriculturally usable land beneath the modules will be dedicated to establishing ecologically valuable habitat structures.

The system’s anti-cyclical generation profile, facilitated by vertically mounted modules, not only optimizes energy production but also circumvents grid bottlenecks. This feature contributes to accelerating the overall expansion of solar power production.

Given similarities in climate and population density, the Next2Sun system, already successfully deployed in European regions with high latitudes and significant snowfall, is uniquely suited to address the energy needs of Northeastern United States. The alignment position of Next2Sun vertical agrivoltaics plant as a pioneering model for sustainable energy solution in challenging environment.

Research

Research project University of Vermont

Project description

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Research results

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Renewable Energy Solutions Programme

This project is supported by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action as part of the Renewable Energy Solutions Programme of the German Energy Solutions Initiative.

German Energy Agency (dena)

The German Energy Agency (dena) is a centre of excellence for the applied energy transition and climate protection. dena studies the challenges of building a climate-neutral society and supports the German government in achieving its energy and climate policy objectives. Since its foundation in 2000, dena has worked to develop and implement solutions and bring together national and international partners from politics, industry, the scientific community and all parts of society. dena is a project enterprise and a public company owned by the German federal government. dena’s shareholder is the Federal Republic of Germany. www.dena.de/en

German Energy Solutions Initiative

With the aim of positioning German technologies and know-how worldwide, the German Energy Solutions Initiative of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Action (BMWK) supports suppliers of climate-friendly energy solutions in opening up foreign markets. The focus lies on renewable energies, energy efficiency, smart grids and storage, as well as technologies such as power-to-gas and fuel cells. Aimed in particular at small and medium-sized enterprises, the German Energy Solutions Initiative supports participants through measures to prepare market entry as well as to prospect, develop and secure new markets.
www.german-energy-solutions.de/GES/Navigation/EN/Home/home.html

Renewable Energy Solutions Programme (RES Programme)

With the RES programme, the Energy Export Initiative of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Action (BMWK) helps German companies in the renewable energy and energy efficiency sectors enter new markets. Within the framework of the programme, reference plants are installed and marketed with the support of the German Energy Agency (dena). Information and training activities help ensure a sustainable market entry and demonstrate the quality of climate-friendly technologies made in Germany.
www.german-energy-solutions.de/GES/Redaktion/EN/Basepages/Services/dena-res.html

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