Sweden's Great Falls Energy Practices Photovoltaic Agriculture in the Netherlands

  • Tuesday, August 03, 2021
  • Source:ferro-alloys.com

  • Keywords:Sweden
[Fellow]Sweden's Great Falls Energy Practices Photovoltaic Agriculture in the Netherlands

【Ferro-alloys.com】The Swedish energy company Great Falls has been approved to build a project in the Netherlands, planning to combine solar energy and agriculture, which is another practice to explore the integration of renewable energy and agriculture.

In a statement, the head of solar energy development at Great Falls explained how the project will "alternately arrange striped panels and grow various crops on these strips for organic farming." The name of the pilot project is Symbizon, which is expected to last for four years and will be funded by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs. The project will use double-sided solar panels to ensure sufficient light output. Such a setting will also allow the panels to capture the reflected light from the soil, crops and adjacent rows.

If the plan is fully realized, a wide range of stakeholders will participate, including the independent research organization TNO, which will develop a "solar tracking algorithm" to track energy and crop yields. 

  • [Editor:zhaozihao]

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