Breeders, market gardeners, cereal farmers... and energy producers. Solar panels and biogas plants have flourished in recent years in the countryside, alongside wind turbines. The production of renewable energies is becoming an activity in its own right for farmers in search of additional income. With, for each of these technologies, specificities. The stakes are high. The aim is both to diversify the income of the agricultural world and to enable the France to achieve its renewable energy production objectives. While wind, solar, hydropower and biomass are expected to account for 40% of national electricity production in 2030, the agricultural world could contribute half.
Agrivoltaism ready to take off
Today, agrivoltaism - the installation of photovoltaic panels on all types of agricultural crops and in meadows - accounts for barely 1% of the 17,000 to 18,000 MW (megawatts) installed in photovoltaics in the country. But, since the adoption...
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