California Germany Agrivoltaics Conference – 1 November 2023 - Clean Coalition
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California Germany Agrivoltaics Conference – 1 November 2023

The Clean Coalition was a partner organization for this conference, which took place 1 November 2023 in Davis, CA.

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The Clean Coalition is a partner organization for the California Germany Agrivoltaics Conference, which will take place 1 November 2023 at the UC Davis Activities and Recreation Center in Davis, California.

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Resilience and Sustainability – How can Agrivoltaics contribute to both?

Fighting climate change and helping agriculture to become more resilient – That’s the idea of Agrivoltaics, the co-location of farming and solar photovoltaics. It’s time to bring transatlantic players together to pave the road forward for a more sustainable and resilient future:

Questions that were tackled:

  • What are the benefits of agrivoltaics, especially for farmers and developers?
  • How can they contribute to farm optimization?
  • Which kinds of technologies already exist and what are the types of agrivoltaics PVs?
  • How can argivoltaics align resilience and sustainability?
  • What can Germany and California learn from each other?

The first California Germany Agrivoltaics Conference (#CGAV23) brought together corporates, policy-makers, researchers, developers, and farmers to find answers to these questions in an interactive setting.

The goal was to build strong German-American partnerships that will lead this growing market of agrivoltaics.

Program Sneak Peek

Discover with us and high-level representatives from research, industry and politics:

  • A roadmap and future opportunities for transatlantic agrivoltaics
  • State of the art technology in the US and Germany
  • Political framework and incentives
  • Use-cases and best practices in the agricultural industry
  • The intersection of software and PV
  • Utility perspective: agrivoltaics in energy supply

Confirmed Speakers

  • Prof. Majdi Abou Najm, Associate Professor (Land, Air and Water Resources) of the College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, UC Davis
  • Brian Shobe, Deputy Policy Director @California Climate & Agriculture Network (CalCAN)
  • Nick Boateng, Director of Solution Management @World4Solar
  • Amanda Beck, Project Development Manager @SMUD (Sacramento Municipal Utility District)
  • Travis Owens, Vice President of Sales @World4Solar
  • Sarah Moser, Director Farm Operations & Agrivoltaics @Savion
  • Helge Biernath, President & CEO @Sunstall Inc.
  • Franz Feuerherdt, VP of Sales & Marketing @Solar4America Technology, Inc.
  • Kevin Logue, Commercial Sales Manager @Aztec Solar Inc
  • Martin Bond, Senior Business Development Manager @MCE
  • Rebecca Boyles, Director of Customer Care & Marketing @Valley Clean Energy
  • Kathleen Ave, Senior Climate & Ecosystem Strategist @SMUD (Sacramento Municipal Utility District)
  • … more TBA

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