Development of transparent agrovoltaic systems using customised organic photovoltaics (OPV) with complementary light absorption for plant growth.

The SYNATRA project revolutionises the field of agrovoltaics by integrating transparent organic photovoltaic modules with tailored light absorption into agricultural structures to stimulate a synergistic co-production of energy and plants.

The customisation of semi-transparent OPV modules for specific agrovoltaic applications aims to achieve the optimal conditions for plant growth: controlled light intensity, light diffusion, spectral composition of light, homogeneous planting coverage and mechanical protection against aggressive elements such as hailstorms, wind or rain.

The SYNATRA project contributes to increase agricultural productivity, enhance land-use efficiency by reducing competition between energy and plant production, accelerate the electrification and competitiveness of rural areas, and delocalise and decarbonise power generation through a sustainable energy production.

Eurecat coordinates the SYNATRA project through the Functional Printing and Embedded Systems Unit, in charge of coordinating, manufacturing and integrating semi-transparent flexible OPV modules.

The SYNATRA consortium, interdisciplinary and multisectoral, is made up of six organisations: four research centers (ICMAB-CSIC, IBMCP-CSIC, ICFO and IRTA), a technology center (Eurecat) and a spin-off (VITSOLC).


General details


SYNATRA – SYNergistic architectures for next gen Agrivoltaics incorporating TRAnsparent organic solar modules

Project reference


Programme and call for tender

Project funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation, State Program to Promote Scientific-Technical Research and its Transfer from the State Research Agency under the call “Projects in strategic lines 2022