Official Inauguration of Germany’s largest commercial vertical AgroPV Power Plant

On 12 October, the solar plant Donaueschingen-Aasen, the largest commercial Agrophotovoltaic plant utilising vertical bifacial modules in Germany was inaugurated. The project has been commissioned by Next2Sun GmbH, a German enterprise specialising in this new type of application of photovoltaics. Covering 14 hectare, the plant has a capacity of 4.1 Megawatt peak (MWp) while still allowing for agricultural cultivation of more than 90% of the area. Particularly the combination with precision farming methods, as demonstrated by CLAAS Württemberg GmbH and 365FarmNet GmbH, showed astonishing results in terms of productivity.

The solar plant was inaugurated by the Governor, Mr. Winfried Kretschmann, who called the technology “genius” and “earth-shattering” with respect to its global outlook. Among others, Dr. Gunter Erfurt, CEO of Meyer Burger, AG and Dr. Radovan Kopecek of ISC Konstanz e.V. gave their insights on the topic.

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