Agrivoltaics is an efficient use of the available soil and arable land and is becoming increasingly important. In this context, the interaction of energy generation and agriculture is moving far into the foreground.
agrivoltaics creates exactly that: the further expansion of photovoltaic systems on fertile arable land without restricting the cultivation of the land.
The versatile SOLprime systems protect against extreme weather conditions, provide shade and offer optimal lighting conditions for the cultivated plants.
Whether fruit and vegetable cultivation, crops or cereals, SOLprime systems offer the right solution.
- highly efficient use of land by combining power generation and agriculture
- protection against severe weather conditions such as hail, heat and heavy rainfall
- high added value in fruit and vegetable cultivation
- expansion of renewable energies while maintaining arable land
- optimal light conditions for plants
- reduced energy costs for agricultural operations
- recultivation of parched soils
- reduction of water consumption
Since early summer 2020, a new Food & Energy research center was built in Brandenburg.
SOLprime Power Systems supplied 5 different hall systems for this project:
- shed roof hall
- shed roof hall / dome
- multipurpose hall-Food & Energy
- multi-purpose hall-light dome
Already in the first year, the new research center achieved excellent results.
The entire complex has 730 kWp of installed PV power with an energy production of 690 MWh annually.
In the coming years, 5 more innovative research projects will be realized:
BIOFERTILIZER FROM DIGESTATE
Development of a solar-powered process for the processing of fermentation residues from biogas plants and the production of liquid biofertilizer.
PV COOLING MAT
Solar power generation by cooling the PV modules using innovative cooling mats and combined use of the heat potential (PV cooling mat).
ARTEMISA ANNUA ANBAU
Sustainable cultivation for ecological and economical cultivation of Artemisia Annua in partially shaded agrivoltaics systems.
AQUAPONIK IN PV ASSEMBLY
Development of an energy sustainable and resource efficient aquaculture cycle system under the partially shaded areas of agrivoltaics facilities.
Development of an autonomous agricultural robot for efficient Artemisia cultivation in agri-solar systems. In the future, this technology can also be reproduced on large open areas and thus be an important component of food production and energy supply.