Emerging innovation allows photovoltaic panels and agriculture to exist together, however legal obstacles continue to be
Renewable energy technologies such as wind generators and solar panels are obtaining traction, however are occasionally met regional resistance because they take up valuable room that can otherwise be used for agricultural production.
Dec 2, 2022 // Plants, solar panel, Agriculture, ACES, College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois
REA 'deeply concerned' by Truss and also Sunak solar views
Association steps in amid mounting criticism of the technology by UK leadership candidates
Aug 15, 2022 // Policy, UK, Europe, Agriculture, solar farm, REA, LAND, LIZ TRUSSP, RISHI SUNAK
Heliene, UbiQD to partner on agriPV module development
Solar supplier Heliene as well as US nanomaterials specialist UbiQD are to work together on PV modules targeted at the expanding 'agrivoltaic' sector.
Mar 23, 2022 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, USA, agrivoltaics, North America, Agriculture, heliene, agriPV, greenhouse, ubiqd
Germany to increase solar PV deployment on agricultural land
Germany is releasing a campaign to support the construction of solar projects on agricultural land, in a relocation the economy ministry price quotes could result in the release of 200GW of additional PV capacity.
Feb 15, 2022 // Markets & Finance News, Policy, Germany, Europe, Agriculture, bsw, agriPV
Portugal designates EUR 10m to sustain solar power in agriculture
The Portuguese Ministry of Agriculture introduced it is designating EUR 10 million (USD 12.1 m) for solar projects under its Small Investments in Agricultural Exploration programme.
May 18, 2021 // Markets & Finance News, Portugal, Europe, Agriculture
Greencells kinds agrophotovoltaics joint venture after green bond concern
Solar services provider Greencells has actually created a joint venture with Italian developer Renewable Consulting to establish a 350MWp solar project portfolio in Pugila.
Apr 23, 2021 // Plants, Markets & Finance News, enel green power, baywa r.e., Agriculture, agrophotovoltaics, greencells, frankfurt stock exchange, italy solar, puglia, renewable consulting
BayWa r.e. expands agroPV project in the Netherlands to shield plants from extreme weather
BayWa r.e. and also its Dutch subsidiary GroenLeven have actually increased an agrophotovoltaic setup in the Netherlands to help protect fruit from hailstorm, heavy rainfall as well as severe warmth.
Mar 30, 2021 // Plants, Large-Scale, Europe, Netherlands, baywa r.e., Agriculture, agrophotovoltaics, Stephan Schindele, groenleven group, Rini Kusters
Enel Green Power introduces agrophotovoltaics research projects in southerly Europe
Enel Green Power has started a brand-new programme to explore just how to effectively integrate cultivatable and also pastoral farming tasks together with large-scale solar PV projects.
Feb 10, 2021 // Plants, Large-Scale, Spain, Greece, Italy, Enel, Europe, enel green power, Agriculture, agrophotovoltaics, Miriam Di Blasi
Solar powered weeding tractor uses manual labour
You might not have realised this, but there’s a group of hackers out there without whom you wouldn’t be able to put food on the table. They hack under the blazing sun and pouring rain, and have been doing it for thousands of years. Known more commonly as farmers, their creative problem solving skills with whatever is lying around can be absolutely jaw dropping. [Andrew Mans] is one such individual. He built a solar powered weeding tractor that uses human labour to do the actual weeding.
Oct 16, 2019 // Transport, Agriculture, solar electric motor, tractor, weeding, Andrew Mans
Combining Solar & Farming Benefits Both
Fraunhofer ISE in Germany was one of the first to experiment with combining solar and farming on the same land. Its early research found doing so increases the productivity of the land significantly — up to 60% or more in some cases.
Sep 9, 2019 // Solar, Germany, Europe, Fraunhofer ISE, agrivoltaics, University of Arizona, Agriculture, agrophotovoltaics