Dynamic Agrivoltaic Solution
insolagrin – the agronomic tool to protect crops and produce solar energy at the same time
Our solution replaces plastic tunnels and protects crops throughout the seasons creating optimal growth conditions for the plants according to their light and temperature requirements.
Climate change negatively impacts crop production by altering growing conditions, such as temperature and rainfall, which affect the yield, quality, and timing of harvest. For berries and orchards, such changes combined with increasing the frequency of extreme weather events, lead to decreased yields and lower fruit quality.
insolagrin Replacing Plastic Tunnels
Replacing plastic tunnels in berry production with transparent solar modules can have multiple benefits. It provides a protected growing environment for the crops while allowing for natural diffused light optimised for crops’ needs. It also generates renewable energy for self-consumption, reducing the carbon footprint of the operations.
How it Works
insolagrin solution is based on three pillars, with a smart integration of hardware and software components
Semi – transparent PV modules with bifacial solar cells produce solar electricity whilst protecting the crops. Sensors continuously measure the climate conditions and feed information to the piloting & control system. When needed the shading layer is deployed for additional shade and a boost to the electricity production.
insolagrin can be piloted automatically or manually through our web interface.
Agronomic Benefits of insolagrin Agrivoltaic Solution
Light Transmission Control
The optical layer is piloted continuously to deliver precise amounts of light to the crops
Crops are fully protected from rain, snow or hail. Rainwater can be collected by gutters for irrigation
The openings on the structure enable effective ventilation for optimal temperature & humidity conditions.
Night mode against frost
The optical layer deploys automatically at night to keep the crops warm and protect them against frost
Reduced Water Consumption
The optical layer shades the crops to keep them cooler during heat waves and reduce water consumption