SWR Aktuell 17.05.2023

Pilot project: fruit and PV

Agri PV, agriculture combined with photovoltaics, is a highly topical issue – especially in regions with intensive land use, such as Baden-Württemberg. On occasion of the inauguration of a pilot project near Heilbronn, regional TV station SWR reported on the issue and its special challenges.

The GMS® DOUBLE installation in Oedheim protects raspberry bushes from heavy rain, hail and too much sunlight

Agri-PV in Heuchlingen

In August 2022, MKG GÖBEL set up an experimental plant at the State Teaching and Research Institute for Viticulture and Fruit Growing (LVWO), in cooperation with our partner BayWa r.e. The project will help to gather practical experience and to offer better solutions for combining photovoltaics and agriculture.

Martin Kopf, Chairman of the Hot-Dip Galvanizing Industry Association, handing over the 2022 Innovation and Sustainability Award to Achim Essl, MKG GÖBEL

Feuerverzinken Innovation and Sustainability Award goes to MKG GÖBEL

MKG GÖBEL’s GMS® DOUBLE Agri PV mounting system is receiving unbroken attention: After the pilot project in Büren was awarded the “German Solar Prize” a year ago, the mounting system itself is now receiving the “Hot-dip Galvanizing Innovation and Sustainability Award 2022”.

German Solar Prize 2021 for Agri-PV plant Büren

Award for Agri PV project by MKG Göbel

The term “Agri-PV” stands for the combination of photovoltaics with agricultural land use – a field with great potential. The GMS® DOUBLE system that MKG Göbel built for a berry farm was recently awarded with the 2021 Deutscher Solarpreis (German Solar Prize).

GMS® DOUBLE plant at Büren

New approaches with GMS® DOUBLE

Innovative and with vision, entrepreneurs from Büren have invested in two greenhouses with dual use. The roofs of the constructions are covered with translucent solar modules, which protect the plants from the hail and from drying out – and at the same time produce green electricity.

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