Solar Glazing in Agrivoltaics

Benefits of installing solar glass on greenhouses

  • Cuts out harmful UV light that causes plant scorching
  • Transmission in infra-red spectrum to provide the greenhouse effect
  • Overhead shading reduces excessive heat gain and plant transpiration
  • Conductive layer in glass reflects heat to maintain a more consistent temperatures
  • Allows through red light spectrum needed for photosynthesis absorbing blue spectrum for electricity generation
  • Marginal impact on plant yield*
  • Offers additional functional benefits (reduced water consumption, reduced energy use on ventilation and heating)
  • Marginal Additional cost in installation
  • Meets future building regulations
  • Delivers a direct financial return

Polysolar’s Solar PV Greenhouses can not only deliver energy savings but a wide range of performance improvements by incorporating latest technologies such as variable spectrum LED lighting, heat exchange pumps, water harvesting, etc.

More information can be found in this scientific journal: Tinted Semi‐Transparent Solar Panels Allow Concurrent Production of Crops and Electricity on the Same Cropland - Thompson - 2020 - Advanced Energy Materials - Wiley Online Library

Solar PV on Polytunnels

We have also been carrying out research work on solar PV on polytunnels.

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