Insolight’s solar module THEIA – Translucency & High-Efficiency in Agrivoltaics was attributed the “Solar Impulse Efficient Solution” Label following an assessment performed by external independent experts and based on verified standards. It is thereby joining the #1000solutions challenge, an initiative by the Solar Impulse Foundation to select solutions that meet high standards in profitability and sustainability and present them to decision-makers to fast-track their implementation.
THEIA is a photovoltaic module which was designed for Agrivoltaics (the combination of agriculture and photovoltaics). Agrivoltaics holds the promise for enabling energy transition through dual use of land whilst improving agricultural yields and water usage. THEIA can produce 30-160% more electricity per m2 than a conventional crystalline-silicon agrivoltaic installations whilst letting through part of the sunlight. Its key applications are mounted on open fields or integrated within greenhouses with sufficient light transmitted for plant photosynthesis. The solution further enables decarbonization of agriculture, increased revenues for farmers and lower water consumption.
To receive the “Solar Impulse Efficient Solution” Label, THEIA was thoroughly assessed by a pool of independent experts according to 5 criteria covering the three main topics of Feasibility, Environmental and Profitability. All labelled solutions are part of the #1000solutions portfolio that will be presented to decision-makers in business and government by Bertrand Piccard, Chairman of the Solar Impulse Foundation. The aim of this initiative is to encourage the adoption of more ambitious environmental targets and fast-track the implementation of these solutions on a large scale.
About the “Solar Impulse Efficient Solution” Label
One of the first labels for positive impact businesses bringing together protection of the environment and financial viability, the “Solar Impulse Efficient Solution” Label is attributed following an assessment performed by external independent experts. In collaboration with renowned institutions, solutions applying for the label must go through a neutral methodology based on verified standards. This label serves as an award for clean and profitable solutions.
About the Solar Impulse Foundation
The Solar Impulse Foundation is dedicated to accelerating the implementation of clean and profitable solutions. Moreover, the Foundation is helping decision-makers in businesses and governments to achieve their environmental targets and adopt more ambitious energy policies, which are necessary to pull these solutions to market. A way to carry the success of the first solar-powered flight around the world further.