Climate change and environmental degradation threaten Europe and the world. To overcome these challenges, the EU is transitioning into a modern, resource-efficient, and competitive economy with the European Green Deal. Crop Responsive Greenhouse Agrivoltaics System with CO2 Enrichment for Higher Yields (REGACE) is a Horizon Europe project funded by the European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency.

The objective of REGACE is to make agrivoltaics a major contributor to the EU green energy portfolio. The partners of the REGACE consortium will develop and validate an innovative technology to generate large amounts of renewable electricity in greenhouses in all seasons of the year to enable the constant production of food without energy limitations. Compared to other solutions, this technology is expected to be highly competitive by: 

  • Providing green energy with a lower cost, 
  • Providing efficiency also in areas with less sunshine,  
  • Allowing the dual use of land as well as the dual use of infrastructure, 
  • Reducing construction and maintenance costs,  
  • Reducing CO2 emissions, 
  • Diversifying the energy market. 

During the Innovation Action (1/2/2023 - 31/1/2026), the new technology will be tested in six locations with different greenhouse types and crops. Furthermore, several studies will be conducted to introduce agrivoltaics solutions to farming communities, regulators and other stakeholders.

Our role

Timelex is the legal partner in this three-year project, supporting the REGACE consortium in the analysis of legal issues and the management of intellectual property rights. As part of these tasks, Timelex formulates recommendations by identifying the regulatory landscape and analysing the new solutions. Furthermore, Timelex provides consultancy on technology transfer arrangements and advises on the IP protection strategy. 


Project details

More information about the REGACE project can be found on the project website: and the project page on the CORDIS website:

Funded by the European Union. This project has received funding from the European Commission’s Horizon Europe programme under Grant Agreement No. 101096056. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Commission. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.