Agrivoltaism and the new types of solar panels

The development of technologies aimed at increasing the share of renewables in the energy mix is a major concern for the EDF Group.


PV (photovoltaics) is one of the main research areas. Indeed, EDF R&D is working on optimising panels and integrating them into various growing environments.


Photovoltaique EDF

EDF R&D and the new types of PV panels

Future solutions based on this technology are studied using dedicated testing methods.

Agri-Pv EDF

Agri-PV, an EDF R&D testing method for agriculture and PV

Discover the new testing method based on the EDF Lab Les Renardières.

EDF Vitisolar


R&D is working to meet EDF’s solar energy targets. In partnership with EDF Renewables and the Direction à l’Action Régionale Nouvelle-Aquitaine and its partners, it is developing an innovative PV project called Vitisolar. Vitisolar consists of installing an elevated structure that covers a plot of 2,000 m2 of vineyard.

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Des courges et du courant EDF

Agri-PV : squash and electricity

This year, researchers and the vegetable growers we work with harvested 1,200 kg of squash, a share of the spoils of this win-win situation and a lot of soup!

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