European Energy joins Agri-PV project
- Installation of pilot plant in Slagelse Municipality in Denmark will occur later this year
European Energy is part of Danish research study project that will certainly explore the potential of Agri-PV systems, where crop and also solar power manufacturing are integrated on the exact same website.
The scheme, which will certainly be created in collaboration with European Energy, Aarhus University, Copenhagen University, and also Slagelse Municipality, is co-financed by the Innovation Fund with Dkr22.8 m (EUR3m).
The project starts in April 2023, and the installation of the pilot plant at AU Flakkebjerg in Slagelse Municipality is prepared for later in the year.
Building and construction of the Agri-PV can commence when a country zoning authorization is gotten, as well as a decision is anticipated within the coming weeks, adhered to by a four-week charm period.
Agri-PV involves the installation of photovoltaic panels over farming land to ensure that crops can be grown and cultivated logically under the panel, while renewable energy is created.
The project will discover the possible benefits of Agri-PV, including renewable energy as well as food manufacturing on the very same location, extensive use area robotics, enhanced biodiversity, the technical as well as financial viability of the system, and the acceptance of farmers and also the bordering community.
The project will include the installation of a two hectare pilot plant on a typical eastern Danish farming area.
It will certainly explore the prospective as well as challenges of growing crops in the plant as well as check its performance over a five-year period.
" We are delighted to join this project to create as well as mature the potential of agricultural and energy production, hence establishing a solid foundation for future larger projects," said head of solar power innovation at European Energy Mads Lykke Andersen.
He added:" This project is a crucial action in the direction of developing a lot more sustainable and also incorporated approaches to food and also energy production.
" In this project, we have the chance to reveal the potential for producing energy and also food in an innovative Agri-PV setup, making use of field robotics. A strong focus for us has actually been that the freshly developed Agri-PV systems have to also add to enhanced biodiversity."