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Together For The Greener Future

It is a photovoltaic system that adopts dedicated solutions aimed at preserving the continuity of agricultural and pastoral activities on the installation site , as well as finding innovative solutions to improve sustainability and biodiversity.

Agricultural activities

Agri-PV plants are developed ensuring a large distance between the PV modules rows; this leaves portions of land available for the growing of a wide variety of species and the maneuvering of agricultural machineries. The benefits of such integration are various: protection of crops from extreme climate events, a more efficient water consumption, improved control of moisture and shading and an improvement of power generation efficiency.

Sheep Grazing

Our photovoltaic plants can be designed to allow the sheep grazing between the module rows. In this way, the land provides an additional source of income for local farmers and breeders. The benefits of grazing small animals between the PV modules are multiple and related to the improvement of animals health and welfare, and improved operational costs for the PV plant operators.


Photovoltaic plants can coexists also with apiculture, as they are built in wide open spaces where beehives can be placed. The bees will enhance the biodiversity pollinating the surrounding farmlands and the different species of wildflowers present in the PV site As well as reducing the risk of desertification and hydrogeological instability.

How Do We Approach Agri-PV Projects ?

Agri-Pv In Innovo

At Innovo Renewables S.p.A. we believe that strong optimization between technical and agronomical aspects, and the partnership with local partners are the key to successful Agri-PV projects.

Together For The Greener Future

Why an Agri-PV?

Let’s use simple bullet points:

– Enhance protection and maintenance of the existing habitats and improve biodiversity as an integral part of the energy transition
– Provide optimal habitat for animals, which can live and thrive protected and undisturbed for years
– Support the digitalisation and modernisation of agricultural activities
– Optimise operating costs for both activities
– Exploit reciprocal impact for increased efficiencies


Environmental Input

- Type of crops and native activities

- Water requirements, soil permeability, etc

- Current land-use plans

- Local agreements for agricultural participation



- Tailor-made agronomic study to determine optimal agronomic cycles

- Selection of crops, farming and/or pastoral activities, machinery involved

- Planning of agronomic activities and yields



- Meteorological inputs and determination of the optimal photovoltaic system

- Geomorphological analysis for the choice of facilities and logistical plan

- Electrical productivity analysis

- Local constraint analysis and ministerial guidelines



- Optimisation of water use and prevention of evaporation

- Operator safety in the electrical system and plant security

- Optimisation of O&M activities and minimisation of costs resulting from the integration of activities

- Optimisation of logistics, manoeuvring space and areas dedicated to agricultural activities

- Optimisation of mutual shading

An example – Flagship project

Palmas Arborea

Palmas Arborea is a 120MWp Agri-PV project located in Sardinia; this project is coupled with a 30MW Battery Storage system.
The system will produce about 227,28 GWh of clean energy every year, enough to sustain 75.000 local families’ consumption and saving about 193.000 Tonns of CO2 emissions every year (equivalent to the CO2 emission of 128.00o cars per year.