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「Solar Farm®」 Renewable energy and agriculture production from the same plot of land

Global Warming Renewable Energy Solar Power Generation

Technology / Service Summary

Solar Farm® allows for an increase of land use efficiency unlocking its potential to provide both renewable energy and food self-sufficiency at the same time.

Purpose

Through the adoption of bi-facial, transparent solar panels Solar Farm® is able to maximize renewable energy production while allowing for appropriate amounts of light to reach crops below the solar array so that agriculture production can maintain near normal levels.

Feature

FARMLAND contributes to people and the global environment by creating and offering safer and enrich life environment. SOLARFARM creates a new ideal style of agriculture for young generations.

Effect

Any loss in agriculture production can be made up through electricity sales or savings from solar. That is the way we contribute to society.

Reference

Applicable Regions / Countries

  • Southeast Asia
  • Central/South Asia
  • China/ East Asia
  • Africa
  • Europe
  • Central/South America
  • ASEAN countries

    Singapore,Thailand,Philippines,Viet Nam,Malaysia,Myanmar,Lao PDR

Accomplishments

Solar Farm® has got its patent in Japan, USA, China & Taiwan.

In 2017 has obtained Polaris Medal. Our activity was taken up in Whitepaper issued by MOE in 2019 and registered in 「Good Practice for adaptation against climate change」by METI in 2020/2021.

In 2020 an MoU was concluded with the Chilean Ministry of Agriculture to implement a 20kW Solar Farm® pilot project. Its construction will be completed in Q1 of 2022 wherby studies will commence to identify the ways to best adapt the system for farmers of Chile. In Mongolia, 2017, through the support of the Joint Credit Mechanism susbidy from the Japanese government a 10.4MWac (12.7 MWdc) solar system which incorporates Solar Farm® began its operations in Mongolia.

In Japan, since 2015 Farmdo Group has constructed, maintained and managed over 50 Solar Farm® locations.

Related SDGs Goals

  • 7. Affordable and Clean Energy
  • 9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
  • 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • 13. Climate Action

「Solar Farm®」 Renewable energy and agriculture production from the same plot of land