We are Ingenia Solar Energy (ISE) and we belong to the renewable energy sector. Perhaps someone is wondering what we are doing at an event like Fruit Attraction. The answer is very simple. As part of Gransolar, a company specialized in building large photovoltaic plants all over the world, we have gathered that experience and we have asked ourselves, why not use the knowledge acquired to help companies to get the maximum profitability out of the sun?
So we couldn't miss the opportunity to share with the fruit and vegetable sector the solutions that could change the course of business. Or, in other words, to show them how to produce more at a lower price, and do so in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way.
Electricity is essential for the development of any productive activity, even those carried out in a natural environment. And in this dependence on energy, the smartest thing to do is to bet on a sustainable, reliable and cheap source. Solar self-consumption can be applied in all phases of agricultural processes, from solar pumping to processing plants. Let's try to clarify how.
Solar pumping is a system that allows the extraction of water from aquifers and wells through photovoltaic energy. The panels collect the sunlight, a controller manages the energy produced and the pump powered by that energy drives the water into a reservoir or to the surface so that it can be used for irrigation.
Solar energy can also be harnessed on the roofs of greenhouses, long sun-facing expanses where the modules can be placed. In addition to collecting light to produce energy, these panels act as a filter and promote plant growth.
Photovoltaic systems can also coexist in perfect harmony with plants and animals on crop and livestock farms. In what is known as 'agrovoltaics', solar structures create shaded or sheltered areas that encourage the growth of crops and help animals to rest.
Finally, food processing plants can have their own electricity production system, for their own consumption (machinery, electronic devices, lighting, etc.) or even to feed the surplus into the grid.
We know a lot about the sun. Do you want to hear about it?
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