Green shoots of growth for Vespera Energy with the filing of its first three Agrivoltaics projects in Apulia
The co-developed plants are 143 MW in Troia, Apulia. The projects are Vespera Energy’s first agrivoltaics sites and is part of the company’s focus on expanding its agrivoltaics development portfolio.
Vespera Energy is enthusiastic about increasing the production of renewable energy in Italy to advance in the de-carbonisation in the country to reach the 50 GW that must be met by 2030 in Italy, established by PNIEC.
The company has embraced the concept of pairing photovoltaic with a truly innovative solution of improving the way we produce crops. Working closely with agronomist, engineers, and farmers we are able to engineer an agrivoltaics system which can be tailormade to a specific site. The benefits of the system aside from producing green energy is savings in water consumption and increasing growth of crops.
The Renewable Energy Report 2021 of the Politecnico di Milano, estimated that for the installation of 30 GW of photovoltaics would be sufficient 0.36% of used agricultural areas or less than 4% of unused agricultural areas.
This is the future – where farmers, landowners and the renewable energy sector is benefitting at the same time.