The 21st century has ushered in the era of commercial renewable energy. On each project, owners, end-users, developers, and subcontractors explore numerous options to maximize the efficiency of each plot of land.
The session "Agricultural PV in France and Germany: Potential, Business Models and Best Practice" on June 15 at 3:20pm CEST at the Intersolar Forum will be presenting an extensive overview of solutions and applications that already work.
The hydrovoltaic prototype, with an installed power of 9.3 kW, has been operational since August 2021 and covers an area of 250 m². It is equipped with a hydraulic system with two rainwater collection gutters and a tank with a pump system.
The owner's goal was to construct a multi-purpose building that would also serve as a mounting platform for a 28.35 kilowatt PV solar system, which would provide 100% of the electricity needs for the entire equestrian ranch property.
The concept of dual-purpose solar is relatively new and although renewable companies of all sizes have been exploring the benefits of co-managing solar power and agriculture, exciting research and development is still underway.
Stäubli Electrical Connectors are used on more than 300 GW, over 50% of the PV capacity worldwide. The MC4 family of UL and TUV listed products include connectors, in-line fuses, branch connectors, cable assembly and more.