What is agrivoltaism ?
With global warming, agriculture is facing new challenges. Dynamic agrivoltaism responds to this paradigm shift with its intelligent system at the service of cultures.
Sun’R, a major player in photovoltaics in France, has been developing the dynamic agri-voltaism solution since 2007 through its Sun’Agri program. The Sun’Agri solution consists of a system of agricultural shade (or blinds) equipped with orientable photovoltaic panels whose steering takes into account the needs of the crops growing below.
This is a major technological breakthrough that leads agriculture to an unmatched level of control and regulation of crop microclimate.
Dynamic agriculture protects crops while producing renewable electricity in a competitive manner, allowing crops to adapt to climate change.
The Sun’Agri 3’s objectives
The development of growth models is fuelled by the results of the researchers’ experiments on 4 experimental devices dedicated to vineyards, orchards, greenhouse market gardening and field crops.
The objectives set for this programme are many:
Demonstrating the benefits of dynamic agriculture for crops
in real-life situations, with a dozen demonstrators associated with the program.
Extending plant growth patterns
to more cultivated species.
Improve the efficiency of the technical solution
by offering new services to farmers and cost-efficient electricity, for example by developing complementary products (bifacial panels, dynamic agrivoltaic greenhouse, anti-hail nets, etc.).
Develop agricultural technical standards and best practices
to ensure a harmonious development of this sector and that the general interest is safeguarded.