USDA-DOE SETO Office Agrivoltaics Workshop

This workshop was held on Monday, January 10, 2022 and was hosted by the USDA-DOE Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO). The presenters included Garrett Nilsen and Michele Boyd from the DOE-SETO Office, William Hohenstein from the USDA Office of Energy and Environmental Policy, Jordan Macnick from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Greg Barron-Gafford from the University of Arizona, and Madhu Khanna from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Topics included the DOE’s funding missions in agrivoltaics, the DOE’s agrivoltaic strategies, opportunities, and future work, an overview of several projects including the AgriSolar Clearinghouse, the InSPIRE project, the SCAPES Project, UMass Amherst Dual-Use research, Bluewave Projects, and Jack’s Solar Garden. Agrivoltaic insights were given by ASGA, Connexus Energy, Silicon Valley Ranch, University of Illinois, to name a few! Please check out the workshop slide below to learn more about the opportunities in agrivoltaics!