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Vattenfall Invests In 76-Megawatt Agrivoltaic Project

The title of this post, is the same as that of this media report from Vattenfall.

This is the sub-heading.

Agrivoltaics is the combination of sustainable agriculture and solar power generation on the same agricultural land. Vattenfall has now made a final investment decision for a 76-megawatt solar park Tützpatz in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. The project is being set up without state support.

These two paragraphs outline the project.

Photovoltaics is now one of the cheapest technologies among renewable energies, and solar power has a high level of acceptance among the population. However, critics of open space photovoltaics fear that expansion could take place at the expense of agricultural land used for food production. The relatively young technology of agrivoltaics, which can reconcile agricultural use and photovoltaics, can help to resolve this competitive situation.

For the first time, Vattenfall will implement this innovative concept of land use on a commercial scale with partners. The aim of the project in Tützpatz is to combine module types on different mounting systems with suitable agricultural uses over an area of 95 ha, and thus gain further practical experience for future commercial projects of this kind. According to current plans, construction at Tützpatz is scheduled to start in early summer 2023.


  1. Tützpatz is a few miles North of Lincoln.
  2. This project is subsidy-free.
  3. At Tützpatz, 76 MW is to be installed in 95 hectares, which is an energy density of 0.8 MW per hectare.
  4. Agrivoltaics have an extensive Wikipedia entry.

I would expect we could use agrivoltaics in quite a few places in Southern England.

February 28, 2023 - Posted by | Energy | , , , ,


  1. Tützpatz, north of Lincoln. Neu Brandenburg perhaps

    Comment by fammorris | February 28, 2023 | Reply

  2. Tützpatz is 53:44 North and Lincoln is 53:13 North.

    Comment by AnonW | February 28, 2023 | Reply

    • Presumably you’re just making the point that phovoltaic generation is viable in comparable latitudes in similar climatic conditions like for example Lincoln, which I doubt anyone is going to disagree about.

      Comment by fammorris | February 28, 2023 | Reply

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