In April 2017, French renewable energy development company Tenergie commissioned its first photovoltaic glasshouse based on its own technology Tenairlux, Malemort, in the Bush du Ron area of southern France. The station was built with 265 w panels and a 2.1 MW composite card.
′′ Four years after the start of this 33000 square meter glasshouse, our observations were positive, with productivity reaching four tons per hectare in this first year of green asparagus planting, after a period of diverse agriculture Zucchini and turnip, sweet potatoes during the first three years and producing 3.1 MW of green electricity, equivalent to the consumption of 700 families, except for heating, and the company wrote in a detailed report. For 2022, the expected agricultural yield is expected to rise to nine-ton / hectare.
′′ Since the beginning of this project, we have been involved in building specifications with Laurent Chapter, the market gardener and family winery manager Domin St. Vincent, Nicholas Gopherin, explained. ′′ Effective “. Very innovative, thanks to the installation of panels, in particular, this tailored solution allows for better light spread, better ventilation, and more consistent temperature.”
Among the advantages of this concept of glasshouses, installing photovoltaic panels allows shade reduction on the floor (36 % versus 52 % for a traditional glasshouse). Light is better utilized by using and spreading filter polycarbonate, thereby improving light uniformity on Earth. Sunroof-based ventilation is combined with an automatic slot on the side and controlled according to indoor climate and weather restrictions and allegedly allows for accurate climate control.
′′ On the one hand, in this first year of growing asparagus in the Tenairlux glasshouse, we produce exceptional quality products Chart said, adding that asparagus picking will end this year in mid-April. ′′ On the other hand, thanks to its large size and very innovative design, ventilation, brightness, and greenhouse temperature have been clearly improved to improve climate management, but also to save time and working conditions.”
Energy wants to develop about 30 glasshouses of this kind within three years. Approximately ten projects currently under study. The company also works on other possible synergies with the agricultural world, especially in ventures related to antenna digestion.
So far, 75 % of Energy’s solar power plants are linked to the agricultural world, such as glasshouses or the renovation of agricultural buildings. In France, Tenergie has a fleet consisting of more than 1000 solar and wind power plants with a compound capacity of 615 MW.