Frequently asked questions
The system is built on steel piles that are driven into the ground without using any concrete, thus minimising pollution and safeguarding the local biodiversity. At the end of its life, the system is dismantled and recycled.
90% of the structure is recyclable.
PERENNIAL PLANTS: the system is only suitable for newly planted or replanted crops that will commit farmers for a period of 20 to 50 years. The scale and speed of climate change, as predicted by the scientific community, undermines the sustainability of crops over such a time horizon. Agrivoltaics solves this problem by making the crops more resilient.
ANNUAL PLANTS: Unlike greenhouse photovoltaic systems with fixed panels, which cater to a limited number of species and sectors, dynamic agrivoltaic technology is suitable for a wide range of crops.
This flexibility allows vegetable farmers to adapt their operations to the changing market and climate.
For us, integration into the landscape is an integral part of the project design, to which we are strongly committed.
Above all, we conduct a diagnostic and landscape study of the plot’s environment, and we give preference to sites that are far removed from highly sensitive areas (historical monuments in particular).
Furthermore, we promote the replanting of hedges where possible and appropriate. Hedges have a favourable impact on the landscape, enhance biodiversity and prevent erosion.
In recent decades, the landscape has changed dramatically. In arboriculture, for example, 30 or 40 years ago, orchards were not equipped with the nets that we see today. The trees are now protected from pests, insects and birds, which also protects farmers from crop losses. In order to try to adapt, we will have to find compromise solutions, so the landscape will have to change once more.