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Total partners with Next2Sun for the development of agrivoltaic systems in France

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April 02, 2020
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The agreement involves the deployment of Next2Sun's solution based on bifacial modules mounted in a fence-like configuration. Early in March, Total signed an agreement with Agrosolutions to accelerate the deployment of agrivoltaics and announced plans to install about 500 MW of PV capacity on French farmland by 2025. Compared to other agrivoltaic systems, Next2Sun's solution is mounted in a vertical configuration and aims to generate electricity while separating different types of grassland (e.g., animal forage, biomass). Although this configuration does not offer any benefits in terms of water consumption or growing of crops, using modules as fencing is interesting, though durability is likely affected by the presence of livestock. 

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