Making Agrivoltaics Child’s Play

The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign wants future farmers to get in the game of agrivoltaics — literally. A team of researchers is developing a gaming app that will teach kids about agrivoltaics.



And it’s more than fun and games — it’s backed by science that studies how solar panel placement impacts the growth of various crops.


“Dual-use land is really a great idea, intuitively, so why not build an app that lets kids explore these really interesting ideas while they’re playing a game?” said H. Chad Lane, associate chair for educational psychology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.


Targeting youth is part of a long-term strategy to support culture change.

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