Our program of agrivoltaics experiment

At TSE, we are determined to reconcile sustainable agriculture, green energy, the redeployment of biodiversity and the preservation of water resources.

Our vision of agrivoltaics

Agrivoltaics is a major opportunity for France. It is not only a question of combining photovoltaic production and agricultural production on the same land but also and above all of creating a synergy between the two activities. This new practice thus contributes to the protection of crops and to the improvement of the well-being of farm animals.

Agrivoltaics also makes it possible to secure the economic model of farms by offering them a source of additional income, without diverting them from their primary vocation. The agrivoltaic solutions we develop, hand in hand with the agricultural world, produce the best of solar energy for the best of crops.

The agrivoltaic solutions we develop, hand in hand with the agricultural world, produce the best of solar energy for the best of crops.

The agronomic monitoring pilot sites

We have launched an ambitious experimental program, which makes it possible to experiment on a very wide number of plant species and varieties, as well as several types of farming, throughout France.

With numerous pilot sites and more than 70 hectares spread throughout France, we are setting up the largest agrivoltaic demonstrator in the world. These sites follow a scientific test protocol co-constructed and conducted with our teams of agricultural experts in plant and animal biology and our scientific and agricultural partners.

Over a period of between 3 and 9 years, these agronomic trials will make it possible to demonstrate the relevance and effectiveness of this concept and to quantify the expected beneficial effects on different farms and different crops, yield and quality, and to adjust varieties, crop management, and rotations over the course of the experiment. At each pilot site, the test is carried out on a surface covered by the agrivoltaic solution and on a control surface with the same pipe.

Our pilot sites

The scores of our demonstrators

-75%
-75% of stress days over the entire cycle (Amance, 2022)
4/5
An equal or greater number of hours in optimal climate conditions under the canopy for 4 of the 5 indicators taken into account (Amance, 2023)
25%
Up to 25% difference in yield between varieties under the canopy and 19% on the control (Amance, 2022)
0%
No significant difference in yield on Soprana soybeans (Amance, 2022)
-4°C
-4°C in May - June 2023 (for extreme air temperatures) (Amance, 2022)
-3.5° C at 30 cm depth from the ground from June to mid-August (Amance 2022)

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