AS Published on Monday 29 March 2021 - n° 356 - Categories:agrovoltaic
Germans have compared the cost of agrivoltaic installations with the cost of ground-mounted installations. The former are always much more expensive than the latter. The substantial cost difference between agrivoltaics and ground-mounted solar results from the higher costs of tracking systems.
L R AS Published on Monday 22 March 2021 - n° 355 - Categories:agrovoltaic
Agrivoltaics in brief: Enel experiments; Voltalia commissions a plant; Engie-Sun'Agri partnership
Enel Green Power is investigating how to add a crop to ground-mounted photovoltaic plants. It has selected nine different sites where different vegetables will be planted, grass, flowers, rabbits or sheep. The aim is to find out what grows best, and can provide additional income for the solar plant.
Voltalia has commissioned a 3 MW plant on a 4.5 hectare farm in the Bouches du Rhône region. The crops are topped by trackers 4.5 metres high that protect the crops
Engie Green and Sun'Agri enter into a partnership to accelerate the development of agrivoltaics
The aim of agrivoltaics is to protect agricultural crops from the vagaries of the weather by means of mobile solar panels placed at a sufficient height to allow the passage of agricultural machinery. These panels are computer-controlled to adapt to the needs of the plants, providing them with the sunlight and shade they require. As a result, the plants are protected in bad weather and can grow better. The installation is particularly useful for mitigating the effects of drought, frost, hail, etc.
In addition, solar panels provide energy that can be used on the farm. Thus, farmers can better valorise their production
In the partnership between Engie Green and Sun'Agri, Engie is responsible for the development, construction, financing and operation of the system. Sun'Agri will provide its agronomic expertise during the design phase and will be responsible for managing the solar panels.
During the last two "innovative photovoltaic solar" calls for tenders, in April and December of last year, the Energy Regulation Commission selected 37 projects using Sun'Agri's technology.
L R AS Published on Saturday 20 March 2021 - n° 355 - Categories:agrovoltaic
The German manufacturer of trackers, Ideematec, has adapted its equipment for use in agri-voltaic installations. It will be supplied
AS Published on Saturday 20 March 2021 - n° 355 - Categories:agrovoltaic
Americans have analysed the impact on plants of semi-transparent organic solar cells placed on the roof of a greenhouse. They found that
AS Published on Monday 15 March 2021 - n° 354 - Categories:agrovoltaic
The second edition of the Agri-Voltaics Census has just been published. The call for contributions
AS Published on Sunday 28 February 2021 - n° 352 - Categories:agrovoltaic
Agrovoltaic projects are already competitive in Germany compared to other renewable energy sources today. The average electricity cost of agrovoltaic projects
L R AS Published on Monday 8 February 2021 - n° 349 - Categories:agrovoltaic
The Israeli government wants to stimulate the development of agrivoltaics in the country. This is the way to combine
L R AS Published on Sunday 24 January 2021 - n° 347 - Categories:agrovoltaic, meetings
2nd edition of the conference on Agrivoltaics to be held from 14 to 16 June. Experiments, ideas and discoveries
AS Published on Saturday 23 January 2021 - n° 347 - Categories:agrovoltaic
The FNSEA, the Chambers of Agriculture and EDF Renouvelables sign a charter to coordinate PV and agriculture.
This is an encouragement to use the complementarity between agriculture and photovoltaic solar production.
L R AS Published on Sunday 10 January 2021 - n° 345 - Categories:agrovoltaic
The combination of photovoltaic installations and agriculture could provide 20% of the total electricity production in the United States, according to the University of Oregon. This combination
L R AS Published on Saturday 7 November 2020 - n° 339 - Categories:agrovoltaic
Sun'Agri and RGreen Invest announce their will to mobilise 1 billion euros by 2025 on 300 farms in France.
AS Published on Saturday 24 October 2020 - n° 337 - Categories:agrovoltaic
The first world congress dedicated to agrivoltaism, AgriVoltaics2020, took place online
L R AS Published on Saturday 17 October 2020 - n° 336 - Categories:panels, agrovoltaic
Taiwan's Gintung features transparent PV panels, which are suitable for agricultural land and fish farming, as these
L R AS Published on Sunday 11 October 2020 - n° 335 - Categories:agrovoltaic
A 4.1 MW solar power plant has been built in Baden-Württemberg (southern Germany)
L R AS Published on Saturday 3 October 2020 - n° 334 - Categories:agrovoltaic
A new study of PV installations on pear trees is taking place in Flanders (Belgium). The researchers want to know the effect of these panels on the trees and their production. The panels