Sun’Agri 2 B
Producing electricity and growing crops while leaving the land biologically intact
DYNAMIC OPTIMIZATION OF PV POWER PLANTS FOR FARMS
The Sun Agri 2B project will design and engineer dynamic PV power plants for farms. The systems will be capable of resolving land-use conflicts (food vs. energy production). The project addresses two key points:
- Mounting solar photovoltaic panels on trackers 4.5 meters above the ground and developing the associated command-control systems that can manage the panels on-demand and in real time without disrupting crops
- Developing command rules for the trackers, which will be operated in a complex manner to ensure the optimal balance between crop growing and PV production
The various components that make up PV power generation equipment for farms will also be designed and Europe’s first demonstrator system (with a capacity of 2 MWp) will be installed in a vineyard in southern France.
These types of system scan bring farming and PV production together in a symbiotic way that benefits both activities.
AN INNOVATION FOR SUNNY REGIONS
The developments achieved under this project will target vineyards and food crop farms in sunny regions that are sensitive to the effects of climate change and that have high energy demand. This is the case for farms in southern Europe, the United States, and some regions of India, China, and Africa, for example.
Tenerrdis is the primary certifying cluster; Terralia and Derbi are the co-certifying clusters.
CAPI, Isère General Council, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Regional Council, French Single Interministerial Fund, Greater Lyon Intermunicipal Authority.