IEEE PVSC 49
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Agrivoltaic Modules Optimizing Light for Crops in Dryland Regions  
Christiana B. Honsberg1, Greg Barron-Gafford2, Stuart G. Bowden1, Robert Sampson3
1Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, United States
/2University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, United States
/3Sunesta Solar, Peoria, AZ, United States

The paper presents experimental results on agrivoltaics and an optimized optical design. We show: (1) The water utilization benefit of an agrivoltaic module on crops could be quantified, which is the first time this is demonstrated in agrivoltaic literature; (2) Simultaneous benefits were observed across a range of different crops and impacts were compared on these different crops, which is also the first time this is demonstrated in agrivoltaic literature; (3) Optimal light for plants requires full sun early in the day and shade later in the day; (4) An optical design for the module achieves a light profile which also produces electrical generation that is comparable with conventional PV solar modules.