Energy landscapes that connect
Tuesday, 27th of September 2022
MiCo | North Wing lev. -1, Orange Room & Online
On the occasion of the 8th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion
As photovoltaic systems become larger (kilo -> mega -> tera Watt), their impact on landscape becomes of more interest to a larger portion of the general public and governing bodies. As a result, that interest is also widening in scope and now requires economic, ecological, aesthetic and cultural studies of proposed photovoltaic systems, as well as landscape design and planning in order to harmonize all these interests.
Photovoltaic plant, Troia (Foggia), Italy, developed by European Energy in 2020.
REMTec. Agrovoltaico® plant Rem Power Virgilio, Borgo Virgilio, Mantua, Italy, 2011.
Photo by Nicola Ventura.
Italy as a Living Lab for Connecting Culture, Landscape, and Renewables
Italy, with the highest number of Unesco heritage sites worldwide together with China, and among the countries with the most ambitious renewable (i.e. photovoltaic) energy targets in Europe, is a living lab for experimenting with contradictions and synergies between a traditional idea of preservation, and the new challenges offered by the introduction of photovoltaics in the landscape.