Solar-Aquaculture Habitats as Resource-Efficient and Integrated Multilayer Production Systems
Vietnam’s population and its economy are growing rapidly. This leads to an increasing land use competition between agriculture and the energy industry. Aquaculture farms equipped with photovoltaics can enable multiple land use and improve the economic situation of rural areas in southern Vietnam.
The interdisciplinary project is coordinated by the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems and aims at multiple use of aquaculture facilities. To this end, aquaculture facilities in southern Vietnam will be roofed and equipped with photovoltaic elements. This will also allow for adaptations to climate change by shading a quaculutre ponds and reducing water consumption.
Aquaculture farmers (from large- to medium- and small-sized enterprises) in the Mekong region, Vietnam and other countries
In addition to the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems, other project partners are the Thuenen Institute for Fisheries Ecology, the Viet Uc Seafood Group, the Nong Lam University in Ho Chi Minh City, the German Corporation for International Cooperation GmbH as well as other institutes and companies from the energy and photovoltaics sector.
The work in the field of aquaculture is carried out by the scientists of the Thünen Institute in close cooperation with the Viet Uc Seafood Group and the Faculty of Fisheries at Nong Lam University. The aim of the aquaculture subproject is to evaluate how the roofing of aquaculture ponds affects shrimps and pangasius, to define maximum levels of shading and to develop husbandry and feeding regimes adapted to specific conditions.
8.2019 - 8.2022
Project funding number: 01LZ1805D
Project status: ongoing