The SHRIMPS project unites aquaculture research and solar energy expertise to reveal challenges and opportunities of a PV-shrimp system and to gain a deeper understanding of synergies and interactions between both layers. The SHRIMPS partners intend to develop a concept of a PV-shrimps production system, establishing aquavoltaics as a further dual land use management system that raises overall productivity of land, reduces water consumption and wastewater outflow, mitigates CO2-emissions, promotes adaptation strategies to climate change, fosters economic situation of rural areas in Mekong Delta, contributes to more security of energy supply, supports sustainable shrimp production technologies and establishes a platform for international and interdisciplinary knowledge transfer.
The project consists of three phases:
Phase 1: Development of SHRIMPS Systems
Doing research on the most promising production techniques
nvestigating the load-bearing capacity of the Vietnamese shrimp company’s production halls and developing the hall structure’s necessary reinforcements
Examinating and evaluating (i) the pilot plant’s grid construction and connection, internal upscaling & external downscaling, (ii) the legal ground to clarify land use related issues
Phase 2: Installation of SHRIMPS Pilot Plant
Placing the pilot plant with the installed capacity of approximate 100kWp on the Vietnamese shrimp company’s site in the Mekong Delta province of Bac Lieu
Using the plant to demonstrate the potential of aqua-PV for shrimp breeding using the bio floc process
Phase 3: Monitoring, Evaluation and Rollout
- Monitoring the prototype to ensure that the constructed plant is reliable and can be used as a reference for industry not only in Viet Nam but also in other countries
- Transferring the aqua-PV systems to small and medium-sized enterprises in the Mekong region, with particular emphasis on the region’s social conditions and economic situation
GIZ supports Vietnamese authorities in the management of protected areas and sustainable forests, including the certification of timbers and introduction of payments to local people for their forest-related environmental services. In the Mekong Delta, climate change adaptation measures are supported, for example by building wave breakers along the coastline to protect the backlands against erosion as well as storms and floods. On the national level, GIZ is working with the Government of Viet Nam to achieve the country´s Nationally Determined Contribution under the Paris Agreement to contribute to global climate change mitigation efforts.