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Agrivoltaics provides income diversity, resource efficiency and increased yields, active soil and nature stewardship

Agrivoltaics combines agriculture with photovoltaic panels to offer a unique and cost-effective way to produce renewable energy while promoting sustainable agriculture practices. This approach allows farmers to use their land for both energy production and crop cultivation, maximizing resources and minimizing environmental impact.

Our goal is to provide valuable insights on agrivoltaics and support you in deploying agrivoltaic solutions effectively on your farm or ranch. We offer practical advice on implementing agrivoltaics, tips on systems integration to maximize efficiency, and case studies to show how other farmers and ranchers are getting on.

Explore how solar may be your path to increased resilience and security

Solar Fences

Solar farm fences are electrified barriers fueled by sunlight, effectively safeguarding crops and livestock with sustainable power.

Bifacial solar panels

They are designed to capture sunlight from both sides, generating electricity from direct sunlight on the front side and reflected or diffused light on the back side.

For a 50-acre bifacial solar fencing system, the energy production could range from several hundred kilowatt-hours to several megawatt-hours, depending on the specific characteristics of the installation.

Solar arrays with crops

Solar arrays with crops combine solar energy generation with agricultural production, maximizing land use efficiency and promoting sustainable farming practices.

Solar arrays with crops

Several crops thrive in the presence of solar arrays due to the partial shading they provide.

Examples include leafy greens (lettuce, spinach), herbs (basil, cilantro), brassicas (kale, broccoli), and some fruits (strawberries, raspberries), which benefit from the moderated microclimate and reduced water evaporation.

Solar arrays with grazing

This approach optimizes land utilization, reduces soil erosion, enhances biodiversity, and provides shade for livestock.

Solar arrays with grazing

Multiple advantages are gained by integrating renewable energy generation with livestock management.

This approach maximizes land use efficiency, reduces vegetation maintenance costs, promotes soil health through natural fertilization, and enhances the overall sustainability of the agricultural system, benefiting both energy production and animal welfare.

Solar arrays with pollinator grazing

This approach supports biodiversity, enhances crop pollination, and conservation of vital pollinator species.

Solar arrays with pollinator grazing

Pollinator habitats provide several benefits for farming. They enhance crop pollination, resulting in increased yields and improved quality of fruits, vegetables, and seeds.

Pollinators also contribute to the genetic diversity of plants, enhance ecosystem resilience, and support the growth of wildflowers and native plant species, creating a more sustainable and biodiverse farming ecosystem.

Charging stations

Solar energy generation with an electric vehicle charging station attracts eco-conscious customers to your farm stand and helps diversify your income streams.

Solar vehicle charging

Adding a vehicle charging station to your solar energy system diversifies income through electric vehicle charging while providing reduced dependence on traditional agricultural income alone.

It promotes sustainability by encouraging the use of clean energy for transportation, aligning with environmental goals and attracting eco-conscious customers.

Farm EVs

An electric farm vehicle fleet powered by bifacial solar fencing or solar arrays leads to energy freedom. Electric trucks, tractors and ATVs provide backup battery storage.

Solar-powered farm fleet

EV benefits include reduced fuel costs, lower maintenance expenses, decreased carbon emissions, and increased energy independence. Farm EVs include electric utility vehicles, electric tractors, electric ATVs and electric trucks.

EVs offer quiet operation, reduced maintenance needs, and lower operating costs, while contributing to a more sustainable farming operation.

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