Landscape and Urban Planning 170 (2018) 150–168 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect Landscape and Urban Planning journal homepage: www.elsevier.com/locate/landurbplan Research Paper Dual use of agricultural land: Introducing ‘agrivoltaics’ in Phoenix Metropolitan Statistical Area, USA a, a,b,c Debaleena Majumdar , Martin J. Pasqualetti School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, Arizona State University, AZ 85287, USA Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, AZ 85287, USA Energy Policy Innovation Council (EPIC), Arizona State University, AZ 85287, USA ARTICLE I NFO ABSTRACT Keywords: This paper proposes ‘agrivoltaic’ system development within Phoenix Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) with Agrivoltaics the objective to generate clean energy in the agricultural lands using solar PV (Photovoltaics) systems thus Solar photovoltaic reducing land commitment and also preserving the agricultural land in the process. Phoenix MSA comprises of Agricultural land two of the fastest growing counties in United States. The study ﬁnds that with half density panel distribution, Energy planning private agricultural lands in the APS (Arizona Public Service) service territory can generate about 8 times the Dual landuse current residential energy demand and 3.4 times the current total energy requirements of the residential, commercial and industrial sectors in the MSA. The Indian Reservation land
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