Dual-use farming – using the same piece of farmland to harvest both crops and solar power – is the answer to rising energy prices, extreme weather patterns and lack of available land. In addition to offsetting electricity costs and protecting crops, agrivoltaic systems enable sustainable farming practices which are incentivized by green government subsidies.
Why SolarEdge for Agriculture?
Now you can extract more value from dual-use farming by maximizing both energy and crop yield to increase your farm’s profitability.
With more than 15 years of experience developing intelligent energy management and power optimization systems, SolarEdge provides agrivoltaics solutions that are safe, profitable, and green -- specifically designed to meet both your current and future energy needs.
Complete Solution for Agricultural Solar
The SolarEdge agrivoltaics solution is comprised of a smart inverter, Power Optimizers attached to each solar panel, and modular, artificial intelligence driven PV trackers.
The SolarEdge solution is DC optimized to maximize the amount of energy produced by each panel - mitigating module mismatch related power losses due to shading and soiling.
The AI-driven panel trackers are customized according to type of crop, specific environmental requirements, and location to maximize both agricultural and energy yields.
The SolarEdge Monitoring Platform enables remote module-level PV performance tracking and reporting from your smart phone or PC.
Be smart. Be safe.
PV system safety in agrivoltaics is a top priority to protect workers tending crops beneath the solar panels, as well as the crops and farm equipment.
SolarEdge’s patented SafeDC™ functionality ensures a safe work environment. With SafeDC™, the system’s high DC voltage is reduced to touch-safe levels within 5 minutes during the day, whenever necessary. Arc fault detection and interruption combined with temperature sensing capabilities throughout the system identify imminent arc threats and prevent arcs from happening.