Menu
Regener8 Power Logo
Menu
Image copyright Fraunhofer ISE.

AGRIVOLTAICS

Growing sustainable food and generating green energy from the same piece of land.

A ripe red apple hangs from the branches of an apple tree beneath a canopy of elevated solar panels
Image copyright Fraunhofer ISE.
Agrivoltaic systems integrate farming activities within, under, and around the solar panels.
In this way, the land use is optimised for a dual benefit, realising value from the synergy between renewable energy generation and agricultural production.
Crucially, agrivoltaics goes beyond the maintenance of existing agricultural practices, tailoring the system to capture additional value from new microclimatic conditions.
A wide range of design options make it possible to develop agrivoltaic systems that are uniquely adapted to the constraints and opportunities of a given site.

WHY AGRIVOLTAICS?

1
Agrivoltaic systems deliver numerous ancillary benefits to the land, improving the resilience of an agricultural system to extreme heat, water stress, hail and frost, whilst maintaining habitats for vital pollinators.
2
With both energy and food security increasingly important in the face of global challenges, agrivoltaics can provide multiple solutions without requiring land to be taken out of production, whilst also supporting farmers to earn extra income.
3
Over the lifespan of an agrivoltaic project, the aim is to restore the health of the soil, improve biodiversity and sequester carbon through ad hoc regenerative practices, returning the land parcel to a more optimal condition whilst providing numerous community benefits.
4
By having panels above the crops, the damaging effects of hail, heavy rain, and sun scorching can be mitigated. The panels also provide frost protection and a longer-term solution to the effects of climate change.
5
The shading provided by the panels creates a cooler humid microclimate and reduces the amount of water consumption required. Structures can be designed to harvest rainwater from the panels and intelligent irrigation systems produced. Significant farming cost savings can be achieved and water management plans implemented making use of every valuable drop.
Image copyright Fraunhofer ISE.
Do you own a suitable piece of land?

We are interested to talk to all farmers and landowners who would be keen to discover the potential of their land.
GET IN TOUCH TO DISCUSS
Rows of apple blossoms sit beneath solar panels and a partly cloudy sky
Image copyright Fraunhofer ISE.
Regener8 Power Limited
The Surrey Technology Centre - The Surrey Research Park
Guildford, Surrey GU2 7YG

©

 2022 Regener8 Power