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    We set new standards in Agri-PV

    Since 2019, we have been participating in the German Agri-PV standardisation process DIN SPEC 91434.

    The aim of this process is to prepare a test procedure for Agri-PV systems. This should significantly reduce the technical risk for all project participants, especially the farmer.

    We were partners of the Agri-PV RESOLA project in Heggelbach

    We are currently a partner of the Agri-PV fruit project in Ahrweiler, where their electric Fendt tractor is being charged with Agri-PV power and the excess electricity is being used in the refrigerated warehouse.

    Find out here more details about this project

    Our innovative strength

    Years ago, we set new standards in quality with our VDE-certified system design for ground-mounted PV installations, and we are a pioneer in the realisation of subsidy-free, large-scale PV plants.

    With our completely VDE-certified floating-PV system, we have also demonstrated our capacity for innovation in the development of dual land-use solutions.

    Now, we are adding to this successful track record with our Agri-PV solutions.

    Impressions of our Agri-PV pilot installations

    Pioneer in ‘fruitvoltaics’


    With our 2.67 MWp raspberry farm PV installation in the Dutch town of Babberich, we have created one of the largest and, in any event, the most technologically sophisticated ‘fruitvoltaic’ solution in Europe. 

    In March 2020, following the successful implementation of a 330 kWp test system on the site of the raspberry farm, we began building an Agri-PV system which was finished in late July 2020, despite some disruption caused by the coronavirus crisis. 

    Additional Agri-PV projects with a total capacity of 35 MWp are currently moving through our project pipeline in Europe and should be completed by 2022.

    Albers raspberry farm: Europe’s largest ‘fruitvoltaic’ system

    • 2.67 MWp total capacity
    • 3.3 hectareas
    • 10,250 Huawei PV modules, each with 258 Wp 
    • 32 Huawei 60KTL-M0 105 inverters
    • 9 Huawei 36KTL inverters
    • 2 FEAG 1600 kVA transformer stations
    • Agricultural product: raspberries
    • Construction period (minus interruption due to coronavirus): 8 weeks

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    It’s not before/after, it’s the past and the future!

    Piet Albers, owner of the Babberich raspberry farm, when asked whether he is satisfied with the before/after results of the test phase

    Time lapse video of the construction

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    Stephan Schindele
    Head of Agri-PV
    BayWa r.e. Solar Projects GmbH
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    Raphael Lohrer
    Contact for Media Requests
    BayWa r.e. renewable energy GmbH
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