The agricultural sector in Europe and globally is undergoing an intense period of modernization, and farmers need access to inexpensive and safe electric energy. Renewable Energy Sources system producers offer numerous solutions in response to these needs. Among them is Corab S.A., a leading European producer of photovoltaic structures. Founded in Poland, the company has 30 years of experience in steel and aluminium structure production.
‘Agricultural activity and photovoltaics go hand in hand and complement each other,’ suggests Piotr Markowski, President of the Management Board of Corab S.A. ‘Cheaper energy for the farmer means a lower price of food in stores. The interest in renewable energy in agriculture is growing, due to both the increasing awareness among farmers and food producers and the systemic financial support offered by EU states.’
In the EU Solar Strategy, the European Committee encourages development of agrophotovoltaics. According to Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, 14 GW of power throughout the world can be attributed to electric energy from systems installed in agrarian areas, and that number continues to grow. Many European countries use subsidies and incentive programs to grow solar energy generation in rural regions.