November 7th, 2019 in Berlin

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November 7th, 2019 in Berlin

Exhibition in

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November 7th, 2019 in Berlin

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SUNfarming FOOD & ENERGY

ONE PROJECT, FOUR SOLUTIONS:
GREEN ENERGY, REGIONAL FOOD, JOBS, EDUCATION, WATER MANAGEMENT.

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SUNfarming Food & Energy concepts provide jobs and education, food and energy and infrastructure where they are urgently needed. European technologies and
through PPP partnerships with the industry, long-term and reliable management of the projects, ensure the investment. Sustainable solar energy and regional food are
produced together – on the same area.

THE SUNFARMING FOOD & ENERGY TRAINING CONCEPT 

With SUNfarming’s “Food & Energy Training Concept”, they are intensifying their efforts not only to provide environmentally-friendly energy security through solar PV, but at the same time offer their agro-solar technologies the opportunity to contribute
to sustainable food supply and to combat unemployment and to help people in training. On site, SUNfarming Food & Energy facilities could uniquely contribute to
the sustainable improvement of the living conditions of people in developing countries and crisis regions.

SUNFARMING FOOD & ENERGY TRAINING CENTER IN AFRICA

The SUNfarming Food & Energy Project was implemented by the partner company Alensys in South Africa for the first time with the help of KfW / DEG on behalf of the
German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.

 

Based on their own developments, SUNfarming and its sister company SOLprime based on their own developments, SUNfarming and its sister company SOLprime have developed a unique agro-solar substructure for greenhouses for Alensys. The roof is partly covered with solar modules for energy production. 15 agro-solar greenhouses have been installed on the site of the NWU University and can be used permanently for practical training and research.

 

This unique combination ensures effective food production and at the same time a sustainable energy supply through PV. The Food & Energy Training Project provides knowledge transfer in food production in greenhouses for master trainers and students. In resource-poor areas or in crises, people from the region are trained as foremen in special food production in food & energy facilities. The income situation of the people is sustainably improved.

The project offers a number of highly interesting opportunities fordevelopment policy:

 

  • At the same site of PV energy production, food is produced using water-savingtechnology
  • Sustainable jobs are created in developing countries and crises, whilemaintaining their own supply of food and securing energy supply throughphotovoltaics,                          up to 50 jobs per hectare of PV
  •  Improve the level of education of the persons involved. The acquiredknowledge can also be used for a later return
  • Creation of direct income, thereby promoting the motivation and identificationof the stakeholders with the project, as well as the relief of public financiers
  • Contribution to food production, thereby improving the nutritional situation 
  • Promoting sustainable energy generation by combining solar PV with theagricultural project part
  • The concept is scalable. The project can be extended, with correspondingmultiplication of the effects
 

Source: www.sunfarming.de

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