agrivoltaics products

Three system variants – countless possibilities

Farmers fulfil an essential task: They provide us with food. But as the population is growing, farmland is becoming a scarce resource. On top of that, droughts, heavy rains and storms endanger crop yields. Income is failing, and more and more farms have been forced to close down.

Agrivoltaics solves the problem: With the generation of solar power, farmers can rely on another financial pillar. At the same time, they can continue to use the agricultural land as usual.

Whether it’s machine-intensive farming, fruit and wine growing, or fruit harvests that require a lot of light, we can find the right agri-photovoltaic system for any agricultural area and equip the farm for the future.

We will advise you individually!

AgroSolar Top

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  • Agro Ring
    Developed for intensive, mechanised agriculture
  • Agro Ring
    Variable system sizes between 6 metres high and 18 metres wide
  • Agro Ring
    Suitable for shade-tolerant plants

Our largest agrivoltaics system was developed for intensive, mechanised agriculture. The partial roofing can be up to 6 metres high and 18 metres wide. With this system, large agricultural areas can be used efficiently and with high yields.

The AgroSolar Top partial roofing promotes the microclimate and the water storage capacity of the soil. This improves soil quality and reduces water requirements. At the same time, the system protects the plants from damage caused by weather extremes such as hail, storms and drought. In addition, further protective devices for your plants, such as foils or nets, can be attached to the substructure of the photovoltaic system. This is particularly beneficial for shade-tolerant crops from the wine, fruit and vegetable sectors, such as potatoes or beets.

AgroSolar Secure

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  • Agro Ring
    Specially developed for fruit and wine growing
  • Agro Ring
    Variable system sizes with lower heights and spans
  • Agro Ring
    Protecting crops from heavy rain, hail or too direct sunlight. This eliminates the need for film and netting, reducing labour time, costs and plastic.

The AgroSolar Secure system is particularly suitable for special crops from fruit, wine and vegetable growing, such as berries or hops. It is characterised by a smaller span and height. The system can be mounted on areas with steep slopes and combined with frost protection or hail nets, for example – for maximum safety and high yields even under the most demanding conditions.

Crops in fruit and wine growing are mostly grown in rows and have special climatic requirements. We have taken these special features into account in the design of AgroSolar Secure: The partial roofing regulates a homogeneous incidence of light, promotes the microclimate and protects the fruit from weather extremes such as frost, drought and hail. This creates optimal growing conditions for higher crop yields.

AgroSolar Windbreaker

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  • Agro Ring
    Vertical installation of the photovoltaic modules without partial roofing
  • Agro Ring
    Variable, modular system sizes with low space requirements
  • Agro Ring
    Optimal for plants with high light requirements

Due to the vertical orientation of the photovoltaic modules, this type of system does not require partial roofing and is therefore ideal for agricultural areas where no shading is desired. These can be wheat and spelt fields or grassland, for example.

AgroSolar Windbreaker consists of several units, each with three bifacial photovoltaic modules, which are installed vertically and in rows.

Each unit of this agrivoltaics system consists of steel posts, clamps and module mounting profiles. The units are modular and individually adapted to the requirements on site. The system can be up to 3 metres high. The module rows are set up at a distance of 9 to 18 metres, as required. As a result, the system casts almost no shadow on the agricultural land.

In addition, the module rows are aligned so that the PV modules face east and west. This captures the optimum amount of sunlight and makes electricity generation as efficient as possible.

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Our patented Spinnanker technology for the substructure is modeled on a tree root. Threaded rods of different lengths in the soil take over the securing of the anchor plate and allow adaptation to large bearing loads. The rods are easy to install and there is no need to construct a concrete base. This ensures low soil compaction and fully deconstructable superstructures. This ensures low soil compaction and fully deconstructable superstructures.
Our concrete-free anchoring device Spinnanker (spider-shaped anchor), which can be dismantled without leaving any residue in accordance with DIN SPEC 91434, has been protected by a patent since September 2019.

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A secure investment in the future

Optimum fruit and energy harvesting, soil-friendly assembly and ensuring efficient management: All AgroSolar Europe system types are characterised by innovative technical features that make them a future-proof investment:

  • Agro Ring
    Bifacial photovoltaic modules ensure light utilisation via the front and rear sides and thus generate up to 25 percent more electricity than conventional PV modules. The double-sided glazing also leads to homogeneous light transmission and distribution under the modules, which has a positive effect on the development of the plants.
  • Agro Ring
    Agricultural machines of very different sizes can be used under and next to the Agri-Photovoltaic system without any problems.
  • Agro Ring
    Our systems are individually adapted to each arable area. Relevant local factors such as the soil conditions, the direction of cultivation of the field, the local slope of the terrain or the load of the wind are included.
  • Agro Ring
    Integrated systems for the use of storage technologies and irrigation technology are planned. Decentralised energy and water supply can close internal farm loops and thus make farming more sustainable and profitable.
  • Agro Ring
    Our systems offer the possibility of a future integration of robotics, automation processes and sensors. For us, adaptability is a basic building block for a sustainable future.
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Our facilities offer a lot
Potential for effective climate protection

Our aim is to actively contribute to a sustainable future while strengthening farms. 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. Only through joint commitment can the targeted climate goals be achieved – and our agri-photovoltaic systems can also make an important contribution to this:

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Power generation

In Germany, the demand for electricity is around 600 terawatt hours (TWh) per year. Of this, 9 per cent is currently generated from solar energy and 24 per cent from wind energy. However, due to the Paris Climate Agreement and the planned energy turnaround in Germany, the share of sustainable and renewable energies must be increased in order to achieve the climate targets: As early as 2030, 65 percent of the energy used is to come from renewable sources, and by 2050 at the latest, the electricity generated and consumed in Germany is to be greenhouse gas neutral. These milestones were set out in the Renewable Energy Sources Act 2021 (EEG 2021), which came into effect in January 2021.

AgroSolar Europe’s agrivoltaics systems have the potential to play an important role in the German energy landscape for the energy transition: If four percent of Germany’s arable land were covered with our agri-photovoltaic systems, Germany’s entire energy needs could be met with the energy generated from them.

Therefore, our goal is to expand and secure the production of climate-neutral electricity together with farmers in Germany and other countries.

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CO2 storage

With agrivoltaics systems, humus can be built up in a controlled manner. At the same time, fertiliser consumption is falling. This also promotes the storage of CO2 in the soil – an advantage for the fertility of the fields and for the environment. After three to five years of use of the system and adapted soil cultivation, a significant increase in CO2 storage can be achieved.

“Carbon farming” is the motto of the future: Due to an increased quality of the arable soils, the arable land steadily stores more CO2. The advantage for the environment, which should also pay off financially for our customers in the future, is that certificates can be traded with the stored CO2.

Our team is currently working on a concept of how such CO2 certificate trading could work here in Germany. We are firmly convinced that this market will help determine the future of the agricultural industry and that trading in CO2 certificates will serve farms as another source of income in the future.

Insurance and guarantee:
Always on the safe side

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Unpredictable events can affect the results of energy production. Our yield guarantee eliminates this risk of solar power production: In cooperation with Allianz Elementar Versicherungs-AG, we offer you an innovative insurance solution. As part of the contracting process, a yield report for electricity generation is prepared based on exact data on the agricultural land – i.e. an annual energy yield is forecast.

If, after one year, the electricity production falls short by more than 10 percent due to a reduction in the number of hours of sunshine, there is a shortfall in yield, which is covered financially by the insurance. In addition, we offer a functional guarantee that applies to the following components of our agrivoltaic systems:

  • Agro Ring
    Drives
  • Agro Ring
    Moving parts
  • Agro Ring
    Control and regulation components
  • Agro Ring
    Light systems
  • Agro Ring
    Product-specific installed control cabinets
  • Agro Ring
    Energy storage systems with the associated air conditioning elements