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Agro­So­lar Euro­pe intro­du­ces itself 

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Campus Berlin

The Agri­cul­tu­ral Cam­pus Ber­lin is one of our two loca­ti­ons for the deve­lo­p­ment of inno­va­tions around nut­ri­ti­on and ener­gy. Nume­rous tri­als are car­ri­ed out here with coope­ra­ting rese­arch insti­tu­ti­ons. The focus is on the topics of cir­cu­lar eco­no­my and cas­ca­ding value chains.

In addi­ti­on, the cam­pus is the loca­ti­on for cour­ses and excur­si­ons and offers nume­rous oppor­tu­nities for the imple­men­ta­ti­on of prac­ti­cal final the­ses for stu­dents of Ber­lin faculties.

Development Centre Trins (Austria)

In our deve­lo­p­ment cent­re in Trins, tog­e­ther with Hil­ber Solar, we not only fur­ther deve­lop exis­ting sys­tems, but also build pro­to­ty­pes of new sys­tems. Hil­ber Solar spe­cia­li­ses in inven­ting inno­va­ti­ve solar sys­tems and inte­gra­ting them into ever­y­day life in a prac­ti­cal and life­li­ke way. A net­work of sci­en­tists and com­pa­nies is invol­ved in the implementation.

Our team at Agro­So­lar Euro­pe is working on the con­ti­nuous opti­mi­sa­ti­on of pro­ces­ses for far­mers around the topic of agri-pho­to­vol­taic sys­tems as a sym­bio­sis of agri­cul­tu­re and solar ener­gy. We are con­stant­ly deve­lo­ping our ide­as and inno­va­tions — always with a focus on envi­ron­men­tal and cli­ma­te pro­tec­tion as well as sustainability.

Your experts for agriculture, solar energy and sustainability 

The aim of Agro­So­lar Euro­pe is to actively con­tri­bu­te to a sus­tainab­le future and streng­t­hen farms. The way the­re is clear: Our socie­ty must beco­me more sus­tainab­le on a social, eco­no­mic and envi­ron­men­tal level.

Natu­re knows no was­te. Plants decay, are decom­po­sed by micro­or­ga­nisms and thus pro­vi­de the necessa­ry nut­ri­ents for the emer­gence of new life. For us, this natu­ral cycle stands for true sus­taina­bi­li­ty. Inspi­red by this, we have deve­lo­ped our Agri-Pho­to­vol­taic sys­tems: Thanks to nume­rous syn­er­gy effects, resour­ces are used effi­ci­ent­ly and no was­te pro­ducts are created.

In 2020, the joint work of Hil­ber Solar and the sus­tainab­le manage­ment con­sul­tancy BE Solu­ti­ons & Blue Sys­tems Design GmbH resul­ted in the com­pa­ny Agro­So­lar Euro­pe GmbH.

Mar­kus Haastert’s BE Solu­ti­ons group of com­pa­nies has been deve­lo­ping sus­tainab­le tech­ni­cal solu­ti­ons model­led on natu­re for many years. Haas­tert over­sees the imple­men­ta­ti­on of con­cre­te pro­jects, espe­cial­ly in the field of rene­wa­ble ener­gies. On the one hand, it pro­vi­des sup­port for busi­ness start-ups or com­pa­ny sett­le­ments in Ger­ma­ny. On the other hand, it imple­ments regio­nal deve­lo­p­ment pro­jects in the frame­work of which nume­rous clus­ters of initia­ti­ves and com­pa­nies are created.

Franz Hil­ber, an expert in agri­cul­tu­re and solar ener­gy, built the world’s first agri-pho­to­vol­taic sys­tem in Heg­gel­bach in coope­ra­ti­on with the Fraun­ho­fer Insti­tu­te ISE. Hil­ber deve­lo­ps inno­va­ti­ve solar sys­tems that can be inte­gra­ted into ever­y­day life. Hil­ber has alrea­dy been acti­ve in the solar indus­try for 30 years and was awar­ded the Aus­tri­an Solar Pri­ze 2006.

Franz Hil­ber and Mar­kus Haastert

Agro­So­lar Euro­pe is the Euro­pean lea­der in lar­ge-sca­le plant con­struc­tion for agri-pho­to­vol­taics. We turn dual-use land into agri­cul­tu­ral con­ser­va­ti­on are­as and work in part­ners­hip with farmers.

Franz Hilber 020

The con­struc­tion of agri-pho­to­vol­taic sys­tems on agri­cul­tu­ral land is a win-win situa­ti­on for all par­ties invol­ved. The­re are sim­ply no losers. And last but not least, envi­ron­men­tal and cli­ma­te pro­tec­tion bene­fit the most.

Franz Hilber 

CEO Hilber Solar