Ecosystem Approach in Agrivoltaic Parks Design

An Innovative Integral Methodology for the Implementation and Design of Agrivoltaic Fields




Agrivoltaic, Ecologic Infrastructure, Ecosystem Services, Landscape Design, Sustainable Landscape


The approach to strategic landscape design faces today two challenges: a) the reduction of biodiversity loss b) the mitigation of the negative impact that anthropic activities have on ecosystems. As these are subject to a continuous transformation process, it is essential that the design methodology considers its underlying properties. Hence, arises the need of a profound paradigm shift: integrate better the human landscape into the natural one. To achieve this goal, it is necessary to understand first landscape dynamics as well as the mechanisms that facilitate its resilience and functionality in ecological terms. This is possible thanks to the strategic framework of the Ecological Infrastructure. The landscape proposal must evaluate then the sequence of actions to be carried out, the measures necessary for the improvement of the recognised systems, and its possible evolution over time. Then, according to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), agreed by the EU 2030 biodiversity strategies, the proposal must demonstrate: How biodiversity will improve and how it will be preserved - How ecological processes linked to biodiversity will be upgraded - How cultural and social processes linked to the site will be enhanced - How agricultural and energy production will increase land efficiency - How disturbances will be modulated and controlled. This methodology carried out in Spain aims to demonstrate that the implementation of agrivoltaic fields create an optimal synergy to ensure food security and mitigate the effects of climate change, but also provide the chance to make the landscape more sustainable, efficient, and beautiful.


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Buscemi, A. (2024). Ecosystem Approach in Agrivoltaic Parks Design: An Innovative Integral Methodology for the Implementation and Design of Agrivoltaic Fields. AgriVoltaics Conference Proceedings, 2.

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