As the world grapples with the challenges of climate change and the need for sustainable farming practices, the marriage of solar power and agriculture offers a promising solution. Our website is dedicated to providing you with comprehensive information, expert insights, and practical resources on how solar power can revolutionise the agricultural sector.
Sustainable and Renewable Energy
Solar power integrated into agriculture taps into clean, abundant, and free energy from the sun, reducing reliance on fossil fuels and minimising greenhouse gas emissions.
Cost Savings and Energy Independence
By installing solar panels, farmers generate their own electricity on-site, significantly reducing energy bills. This allows farmers to allocate resources to other areas or generate extra revenues from sharing excess energy.
Increased Efficiency and Productivity
Solar technology enhances agricultural efficiency and productivity. Solar panels can provide shade for crops and farm animals, protecting from extreme weather and improving crop yield. Agrisolar can also help reduce water usage and restore biodiversity.
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Solar PV production could offset global energy demand if less than 1% of cropland were converted to Agri-PV systems. Crop land currently accounts for almost one-third of the European territory (32%), where 28.2% is used as arable land, and 3.8% is used for permanent crops.
Up to 14.2 TW of solar PV installed capacity could be reached if Agri-PV installations were placed on 10% of the EU’s Utilised Agricultural Area (UAA). Covering only 5% of the EU’s UAA would lead to a total installed capacity of 1.5 TW to 7 TW.
Various reports and studies show that Agri-PV systems can increase land productivity by up to 70%. In one particular case, Agri-PV co-located with potato cultivation improved land efficiency by 186%.
Agrisolar Best Practice
Guidelines Version 2
Solar, Biodiversity and Land-Use: Best Practices Guidelines