Conference Program

8:00 - Gathering

OPENING SESSION

(Ori Ben-Herzel)
8:45 - Keynote Speakers

Christian Dupraz, INRAE Institute

The past - present and the future of APV

Maximilian Trommsdorff, Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE

Agrivoltaics: made for and in Israel

CENTRAL PLENARY SESSION

(Ori Ben-Herzel)
9:30 - APV is the New Future of Energy

Tirza Ohayon

Opening remarks in memory of Haim Ohayon

David Zigdon, MIGAL CEO

Oded Forer, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development

Karin Elharar, Minister of National Infrastructures, Energy and Water Resources

Tamar Zandberg, Minister of Environmental Protection

Hilla Haddad Chemlnik, Ministry of Innovation, Science and Technology - Director General

Yoav Katsavoy, The Acting Chairman of the Electricity Authority

Eitan Parnas, Green Energy Association of Israel

Ofer Yanai, Nofar Energy

Radiation Management Interface SESSION

(Martin Goldway)
10:55 - Agriculture

Lior Rubinovich, MIGAL - Northern R&D Center

Mitigation of extreme climate damage in avocado via reduction of solar irradiation

Helena Vitoshkin, Institute of Agricultural Engineering, The Volcani Center

Effect of Semi-Transparent OPV Modules on Greenhouse Microclimate and Crops

Gerardo Lopez, Sun'Agri

Using Dynamic Agrivoltaism to protect fruit crops: optimizing steering policies based on crop modeling and automation of decision support system

Yuval Kaye, The Ramat Negev Agro Research Center

The Effect of Surface Cover Vegetation on the Microclimate and Power Output of a Solar Photovoltaic Farm in the Desert

Julia Riedelsheimer, Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE

Modelling the Impact of Agrivoltaic Systems on Crop Growth

12:20 - LUNCH

APV ECONOMICS

(Nir Becker)
13:00

Dorit Banet, Eilat-Eilot Renewable-Energy Initiative's

Opportunities that Agrovoltaiecs can create in extreme desert areas

Michaela Hopf, Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE

Agrivoltaics in Apple Orchards: An Economic Analysis using the Case Study of an Organic Orchard in Rhineland-Palatinate

Adi Vagman

Climate Tech - the next 1,000 unicorn opportunity

Erion Bousi, Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE

Techno Economic Parametric Analysis of an Orchard Agrivoltaic System

Panel on Finance and the Green Economy with an Emphasis on Solar Credit

Nir Becker, Adi Vagman, Dror Horn, Uri Dorman, Inbar Blum, Yoni Hantis

INDUSTRY & TECHNOLOGY

(Eric Benmeir Kozakow)
13:00

Damien Fumey, SunAgri

Dynamic Agrivoltaism in grapevine: The impacts of shading on the development of yield and quality, at the grape and orchard level

Leonhard Gfüllner, Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE

Yield Optimization in Tracked Agrivoltaic Systems

Dor Schwartz, Solar Solutions Global PM, Netafim

Precision Irrigation Solutions in Agrivoltaic

Esther Luzzatto, The Luzzatto Group

APV Intellectual Property

Koji NISHI, Japan Solar Sharing Federation

New system and new technology in Japan

ENVIRONMENT & REGULATION

(Karni Lotan)
14:30

Ana Trakhtenbrot, Ministry of Environmental Protection

The Ministry policy on the environmental aspects of APV

Guy Rotem, EcologyWise consulting

Presenting a research proposal on the ecological impacts of APV systems at a multiple sites

Tobias Keinath, Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE

Solar power plants: opportunities for the ecosystem

Yael Barash Harman, Head of R&D division, The Chief Scientist Office - Ministry of Enegry

How to Establish an enabling regulation in APV

Makoto TAJIMA, Institute for Sustainable Energy Policies

Current Situation of Agrivoltaics in Japan

Panel - Regulation and policy towards the green energy revolution

Karni Lotan, Ariel Frintz, Ruti Frum-Arica, Zachi David, Guy Burshtein

SUNNYSIDE STARTUP

(Nisan Zeevi)
14:30

The 1st AgriVoltaic startup competition

Opening lecture - Amir Hirshfeld

Looking forward on the unique challenges in Agro-energy start-ups

CLOSING SESSION

(Dan Levanon)
16:30

Chief scientist discussion

Ministry of Energy Dr. Gideon Friedmann
Ministry of Agriculture Dr. Michal levy
Ministry of Science Prof. Abraham J. Domb
Ministry of Environment protection Tamar Raviv
Migal Prof. Dan Levanon

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