Intersolar Europe and the French-German Workplace for Vitality Transition (DFBEW) will current a free webinar on Agrivoltaics in Germany and France: Potential and Challenges on Tuesday, March 14, 2023, from 11am–midday. Individuals will study synergies, financial advantages in addition to social and ecological impacts of agrivoltaics.
Munich/Pforzheim, February 23, 2023 – The rise in electrical energy costs and fossil vitality carriers, the local weather safety debate and – at the least – sustainability: All these points improve the demand for installations of photovoltaic in agricultural operations. On prime of that, regulatory enhancements, such because the scrapping of the EEG levy in Germany, deepen farmers’ curiosity in decentralized photovoltaic installations. Intersolar Europe and the French-German Workplace for Vitality Transition (DFBEW) will current a free webinar on Agrivoltaics in Germany and France: Potential and Challenges on Tuesday, March 14, 2023, from 11am-noon. Individuals will study synergies, financial advantages in addition to social and ecological impacts of agrivoltaics.
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Agricultural PV (Agrivoltaics) is a development within the vitality business that describes the mixing of farming and vitality era utilizing photovoltaic installations. Giant photovoltaic (PV) installations can generate electrical energy on a financially related scale. In these instances of vitality and useful resource disaster, participation within the vitality business can present engaging choices for agricultural operations in Germany, France, and Europe usually. Choices embrace autonomous electrical energy and vitality provide, decrease prices and new enterprise fashions primarily based on energy grid feed-in. Nonetheless, changing into a producer of renewable vitality requires monetary, technical and administrative know-how.
EEG reform creates new potential
Till July of 2022, the Renewable Vitality Sources Act (EEG) offers a levy for solar energy producers, the so-called EEG levy, which applies to all photovoltaic installations besides installations for consumption by itself whose output is lower than 30 kilowatts (kW) . In 2022, the levy will likely be 3.72 Euro cents per kilowatt hour (€ct/kWh). Any installations for self-consumption with an output above this stage are topic to a 40 p.c tax. Consequently, many farmers solely set up PV programs beneath 30 kW, even when their electrical energy consumption is for air flow of the stalls, milk cooling, milking robots and water purification system in addition to electrical automobiles greater than this quantity. Now that the EEG levy has been eradicated, it’s price investing in photovoltaics or increasing current programs and storage units.
With out the EEG levy, the switch of bigger photovoltaic installations to self-consumption turns into extra engaging. It is sensible for farmers to make use of extra solar energy for power-to-heat. In view of the excessive value of heating, it’s all the time helpful even when electrical heating rods are used with out the help of a warmth pump. A pellet heating system, a woodchip range or a cogeneration plant will be shut down in the summertime.
With tractor and tracker – a twin use development
Whereas most farmers nonetheless stick with utilizing rooftop PV, there’s a rising development to make use of agricultural surfaces to provide meals and solar energy on the similar time. A technique to do that is with free standing photo voltaic installations on fields and pastures. These installations are geared up with trackers that comply with the solar, which improve the yield in comparison with the same old, fastened modules, by about 20 p.c. Photo voltaic panels will also be moved from any working agricultural equipment.
Another choice is elevated photovoltaics (PV), the place the modules (partially) cowl the vegetation. This know-how is attention-grabbing for rising fruit, berries, wine or greens, and any vegetation that develop higher in partial shade. There are a number of pilot initiatives on a complete of 1 hectare of land with semitransparent PV modules at a peak of six meters. These “photo voltaic roofs” have the additional benefit of eliminating standard protecting gear equivalent to hail netting and polytunnels, and defending vegetation from drying out.
Free agricultural PV webinar
The free webinar Agricultural PV in Germany and France: Potential and Challenges will likely be held on March 14, 2023 from 11pm-noon. “The fast deployment of photovoltaics in Germany and France is important to attain the set targets for the enlargement of renewable energies,” defined Catherine Rollet, webinar host and speaker of the French-German Workplace for Vitality Transition ( DFBEW). “Within the coming years, photo voltaic vitality will play an necessary position in agriculture, too. PV in agriculture not solely contributes to creating the vitality transition – it additionally has advantages for agriculture and for farmers. ” Click on right here to register for the webinar.
Agricultural PV: Sizzling subject at Intersolar Europe
Be part of us at Intersolar Europe from June 14-16, 2023 in Munich to stand up shut and private with agricultural photovoltaics. On June 15 from 3.30pm-5pm, the session Agricultural PV in France and Germany: Potential, Enterprise Fashions and Greatest Follow on the Intersolar Discussion board, sales space A3.150 will provide guests a large overview of options and software that’s already working. The numerous agricultural PV exhibitors at Intersolar Europe will present extra hands-on expertise. Exhibitors embrace BayWa re AG, Fraunhofer Institute for Photo voltaic Vitality Methods (ISE), Next2Sun GmbH, Goldbeck Photo voltaic GmbH, SunFarming GmbH and lots of others. For a whole exhibitor listing, please click on right here.
Intersolar Europe will likely be held from June 14-16, 2023 as a part of The smarter E Europe 2023 at Messe München.
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Intersolar Europe, the world’s main exhibition for the photo voltaic business displays the fast development that the photo voltaic business is presently seeing. For greater than 30 years, a gradual stream of key gamers in photo voltaic vitality have recurrently visited the occasion, all underneath the motto: Connecting the photo voltaic enterprise. That is the place producers, suppliers, distributors, installers, service suppliers, challenge builders and planners in addition to start-ups community and get a front-row seat to the most recent tendencies, developments and enterprise fashions. Intersolar Europe will happen from June 14-16, 2023, at Messe München as a part of Europe’s largest platform for the vitality business, The smarter E Europe.
Guests and exhibitors all in favour of a decentralized vitality world profit from three extra vitality exhibitions linked to Intersolar Europe, overlaying storage applied sciences, charging infrastructure, e-mobility and digital community. The Intersolar Europe Convention, the place well-known consultants introduced groundbreaking improvements for worldwide vitality switch, additionally befell on the similar time.
For 3 a long time, Intersolar Europe has been dedicated to a sustainable vitality system. This imaginative and prescient has now change into a actuality, and the potential of photo voltaic vitality will be skilled on the exhibition. Yearly, the principle gamers within the photo voltaic business come collectively to form this development.
Intersolar Europe is organized by Photo voltaic Promotion GmbH, Pforzheim, and Freiburg Wirtschaft Touristik und Messe GmbH & Co. KG (FWTM).