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Agrivoltaic Systems Enhance Farmers’ Profits through Broccoli Visual Quality and Electricity Production without Dramatic Changes in Yield, Antioxidant Capacity, and Glucosinolates

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Department of Horticulture, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Chonnam National University, Gwangju 61886, Korea
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Interdisciplinary Program in IT-Bio Convergence System, Chonnam National University, Gwangju 61186, Korea
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Department of Agricultural Economics, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Chonnam National University, Gwangju 61886, Korea
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Academic Editor: Wen Liu
Agronomy 2022, 12(6), 1415; https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy12061415
Received: 21 April 2022 / Revised: 2 June 2022 / Accepted: 10 June 2022 / Published: 12 June 2022
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Agrivoltaic: Challenge and Progress)
The increase in world population by an average rate of 2% per year causes critical issues on energy and foods. By 2050, food demand will increase to 35~56% more than in 2010 due to the growing population. Agrivoltaic systems allow us to reach sustainable food and electricity-production goals with high land-use efficiency. In this study, the yield, antioxidant capacity, and secondary metabolite of broccoli and electricity production were analyzed under an agrivoltaic system over 3 cultivation periods. Based on energy production, an economic analysis of agrivoltaic was carried out. In addition, our study also reported that agrivoltaic with additional shading treatment produced greener broccoli with a higher level of consumer preference than open-field grown ones. The yield, antioxidant capacity, some glucosinolates and hydrolysis products of broccoli grown under an agrivoltaic system were not significantly different from those of broccoli grown in the open-field. View Full-Text
Keywords: broccoli; agrivoltaic; solar panel; shading; quality; glucosinolates broccoli; agrivoltaic; solar panel; shading; quality; glucosinolates
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Chae, S.-H.; Kim, H.J.; Moon, H.-W.; Kim, Y.H.; Ku, K.-M. Agrivoltaic Systems Enhance Farmers’ Profits through Broccoli Visual Quality and Electricity Production without Dramatic Changes in Yield, Antioxidant Capacity, and Glucosinolates. Agronomy 2022, 12, 1415. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy12061415

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Chae S-H, Kim HJ, Moon H-W, Kim YH, Ku K-M. Agrivoltaic Systems Enhance Farmers’ Profits through Broccoli Visual Quality and Electricity Production without Dramatic Changes in Yield, Antioxidant Capacity, and Glucosinolates. Agronomy. 2022; 12(6):1415. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy12061415

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Chae, Seung-Hun, Hye Joung Kim, Hyeon-Woo Moon, Yoon Hyung Kim, and Kang-Mo Ku. 2022. "Agrivoltaic Systems Enhance Farmers’ Profits through Broccoli Visual Quality and Electricity Production without Dramatic Changes in Yield, Antioxidant Capacity, and Glucosinolates" Agronomy 12, no. 6: 1415. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy12061415

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