Agrivoltaics provide mutual benefits across the food–energy–water nexus in drylands

  title={Agrivoltaics provide mutual benefits across the food–energy–water nexus in drylands},
  author={Greg A. Barron‐Gafford and Mitchell A. Pavao-Zuckerman and Rebecca L. Minor and Leland F. Sutter and Isaiah Barnett-Moreno and Daniel Blackett and Moses Thompson and Kirk Dimond and Andrea K. Gerlak and Gary Paul Nabhan and Jordan Macknick},
  journal={Nature Sustainability},
  pages={848 - 855}
The vulnerabilities of our food, energy and water systems to projected climatic change make building resilience in renewable energy and food production a fundamental challenge. We investigate a novel approach to solve this problem by creating a hybrid of colocated agriculture and solar photovoltaic (PV) infrastructure. We take an integrative approach—monitoring microclimatic conditions, PV panel temperature, soil moisture and irrigation water use, plant ecophysiological function and plant… 

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