AgriVoltaics World Conference

We thank our 2024 Sponsors!

Gold Sponsors

Based in 29 countries, with revenues of almost €3.6 billion and sustained growth throughout the company’s history, BayWa r.e. is a leading global renewable energy developer, service provider, distributor and energy solutions provider. Operating throughout Europe, the Americas and Asia-Pacific, they are strategically investing in emerging markets around the world, actively shaping the future of energy and taking a stand against climate change.

RWE is leading the way to a green energy world. With an extensive investment and growth strategy, the company will expand its powerful, green generation capacity to 50 gigawatts internationally by 2030. RWE is investing more than €50 billion gross for this purpose in this decade. The portfolio is based on offshore and onshore wind, solar, hydrogen, batteries, biomass, and gas. The company has locations in the attractive markets of Europe, North America, and the Asia-Pacific region. RWE employs around 19,000 people worldwide and has a clear target: to get to net zero by 2040.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is a federal agency committed to ensuring America’s security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions.

Silver Sponsors

American Farmland Trust is the leading national agricultural organization fighting for farmers and ranchers on the new solar frontier. While solar can create opportunities to keep land in agriculture for future generations, widespread development threatens to take the nation’s most productive, versatile, and resilient farm and ranch land out of production. Through its Smart Solar℠ initiative, AFT is deeply engaged in efforts across the country to protect land for farming and ensure America’s renewable energy buildout benefits the agricultural community.

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Next2Sun has set itself the goal of offering solutions for the energy transition with a new installation concept: The basic concept of vertically installed, bifacial solar modules shifts solar power production to times of usually low availability and avoids the overbuilding of agricultural land. For the success of the energy transition, this means fewer conflicts of use, better coverage of electricity demand and lower storage requirements. Next2Sun has developed a wide range of products based on the vertical bifacial system technology and the patented frame system developed for it, and brought them to market maturity, in particular the vertical bifacial Agri-PV system and the bifacial solar fence.  As a result, Next2Sun today offers solutions for a variety of applications for the agricultural, public, commercial and private sectors as a multi-award-winning market and technology leader.

Sandbox Solar is based out of beautiful Fort Collins, Colorado. We are proud to be voted Northern Colorado’s Best Solar Company, Colorado Top Solar Contractor, and a Nextdoor Neighborhood Favorite thanks to industry leaders and our community. Our mission is to make solar power available to all in order to promote self-sufficiency and energy independence! With decades of solar experience under our belt, we have the skills and knowledge to provide our customers with a smooth and exciting solar journey. Since 2015, we have come a long way from a toolbox and an old Subaru! Today we serve the entire Colorado Front Range and continue to grow with our community and renewable solar energy!

Founded in 2011, Silicon Ranch is a fully integrated provider of customized solar energy, battery storage, and carbon solutions. The company is one of the largest independent power producers in the country, with a portfolio that includes more than five gigawatts of solar and battery storage systems that are contracted, under construction, or operating across the U.S. and Canada. Silicon Ranch owns and operates every project in its portfolio and has maintained an unrivaled track record of project execution. Silicon Ranch has the largest agrivoltaics portfolio in the country under Regenerative Energy®, its nationally recognized holistic approach to project design, construction, and land management. This model incorporates regenerative ranching and other regenerative land management practices to restore soil health, promote biodiversity, and improve water quality. Silicon Ranch’s carbon solutions platform, Clearloop, helps businesses of all sizes reclaim their carbon footprint by commissioning new solar projects in American communities where significant economic and environmental benefits can be achieved.

Bronze Sponsors

Brite Solar was founded in 2009 aiming to develop a new type of PV panel adapted to the requirements of greenhouse horticulture. With a strong background in nanomaterials and deposition techniques for glass substrates, we have been working in additional PV solutions for open-field crops, as well as on energy saving solutions for the built environment. Brite’s strategic goal and commitment is to understand the needs of current and future customers so as to meet their requirements and even exceed their expectations.

Lightstar develops, builds, and owns community solar projects with more than 550 megawatts (MW) of projects completed or in development in the United States and abroad. Founded in 2019 by a seasoned team of solar developers, our mission is to ensure solar is a benefit for all – people, places, and the planet. We are focused on leading in community solar development that is built with ecology and agricultural needs at the forefront, which in our mind is a key next phase of the clean energy transition.

As a pioneer in agrivoltaics, Sun'Agri responds to climate change emergency by providing farmers with an innovation that sustainably improves their production while generating solar energy. Dynamic agrivoltaics allows farmers to combine farming and solar louvers without conflict of use and without reducing cultivable land. The louvers are controlled according to the physiological needs of the plant.

Online Sponsors

ENGIE North America is a leading energy and services company that is committed to accelerating the transition to a carbon-neutral future. As part of the global ENGIE Group, we operate across the United States and Canada, providing a wide range of innovative energy solutions to residential, commercial, and industrial customers.