Peer-reviewed paper: Landscape user experiences of interspace and overhead agrivoltaics

Peer-reviewed paper: Landscape user experiences of interspace and overhead agrivoltaics

Agrivoltaics, the combined use of land for agricultural and electricity production, is gaining popularity due to its multifunctional use of space. In February 2024, Kitti Biró-Varga, together with Igor Sirnik and Sven Stremke, published their research on landscape user experiences of agrivoltaics in the Energy Research & Social Science journal. The publication resulted from research conducted in the NRGlab, part of Wageningen University...

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Position Paper in co-production with Dutch Nature and Environmental Federation (NMF)

Position Paper in co-production with Dutch Nature and Environmental Federation (NMF)

If we want to continue with onshore solar and wind farms – which is necessary – then the quality of projects will need to improve because the support of citizens and politicians in the Netherlands is eroding. As society we know better and better what kind of renewable energy projects we would like, but we get more and more of what we don’t want. It is about time to realize more quality in energy projects and pay more attention...

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Contribution to summer school at VU Amsterdam

Contribution to summer school at VU Amsterdam

On the 11th of July, Sven Stremke contributed a double-lecture to the 2022 Challenges for a Global Energy Transition summer school at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He presented the Energy Landscapes in a Crowded World (2018) and the Spatial Transition Analysis (2018)...

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ForestVoltaics thesis project wins audience award 2022 Sunday conference

ForestVoltaics thesis project wins audience award 2022 Sunday conference

The Master thesis project by Sam van den Oeterlaar about ForestVoltaics won the audience award of the 2022 Sunday Conference. The project was supervised by Igor Sirnik and Sven Stremke, both Wageningen University & Research, and was conducted under the umbrella of the Wageningen Solar Research Programme. Thesis abstract: Afforestation is becoming politically popular to boost biological carbon sequestration to reduce climate change effects....

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New project: Gelderland Approach to Solar Landscapes with Spatial Quality (GAZO).

New project: Gelderland Approach to Solar Landscapes with Spatial Quality (GAZO).

Six groundbreaking multifunctional solar landscapes developed in collaboration with the province of Gelderland & Wageningen University and Research The Province of Gelderland and Wageningen University & Research are jointly launching the Gelderland Approach to Solar Landscapes with Spatial Quality project (Dutch acronym GAZO). Scientists from the University will help municipalities in Gelderland to create solar landscapes that combine...

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