Agrivoltaics in India: challenges and opportunities for scale-up

Agrivoltaics —the simultaneous use of land for both agriculture and photovoltaic (PV) power generation —offers a potential solution to the competition for land resources between agriculture and renewable energy that may arise in the future in India. This background paper assesses the current state of development and identifies the challenges and opportunities for the commercialization of agrivoltaics in India. The findings in this paper are designed to support state agencies, developers, and other stakeholders in the faster adoption of agrivoltaics by providing policy recommendations, proposing business models, along with a financial and technical transitions mechanism.