Articles | Volume 22, issue 2
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 1285–1298, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-1285-2018
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 1285–1298, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-1285-2018

Research article 20 Feb 2018

Research article | 20 Feb 2018

Rain concentration and sheltering effect of solar panels on cultivated plots

Yassin Elamri et al.

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Agrivoltaism is the association of agricultural and photovoltaic energy production on the same land area, coping with the increasing pressure on land use and water resources while delivering clean and renewable energy. This paper shows how to operate the tilting-angle solar panels tested above the cultivated plots to remedy the often unexplored rain redistribution issues, by which large parts of the plot are sheltered, whereas concentrated fluxes are redirected on a few locations.