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China to host 1 GW agrivoltaic installation

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September 15, 2020
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Chinese Baofeng Group plans to expand a 640 MW, 2.9 meter-height agrivoltaic system in the Binhe New District to a 1 GW plant. The first section of the project was connected to the grid in 2016 and has been coupled with the production of goji berries. During this period, the agrivoltaic system has reportedly reduced water evaporation levels between 30% and 40% and increased vegetation coverage by 85%. Driven by the multiple advantages of agrivoltaics, this project points at the shape of things to come – clients should expect large-scale agrivoltaic projects to come online in the short term.

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