From pv journal in France

EHPY, whose 15 lively members implement a cluster of 14 agrivoltaic initiatives in France, has begun planting the primary kilometer of hedges round its land, to cover future PV vegetation.

The Green Lighthouse Developpement (GLHD) goals to combine 156.6 MW of agrivoltaic vegetation into the panorama by planting 5.8 km of hedges. Residents selected the areas in the course of the first session.

Farmers will plant a bocage hedge utilizing 14 native species beneficial in Burgundy-Franche-Comté. They will make it in two rows with tall bushes, medium-sized bushes, and shrubs, conserving the scale of three meters broad and 5 meters excessive. An interactive map reveals the areas of the hedge with 40 photomontages of views earlier than and after set up.

Some developments will probably be carried out “upfront of the section,” with some hedgerows rising inside three years and totally fulfilling their function as pure cowl inside 5 years. The remaining plantings happen two years earlier than the agrivoltaic services are put into service – a step often known as “pre-greening.” The carbon footprint built-in within the examine of the impression of agrivoltaic vegetation estimates that the 5.8 km of planted hedges will enable the sequestration of greater than 12 tons of CO2 per 12 months.

In addition, native authorities have proven that panorama components can enhance the biodiversity of birds, reptiles, and bugs, and assist nest some species.

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