10 x 10 Good Reasons
to use the APV-IN-system

01-10 Cost-saving solution - Economic point of view
01 Solar modules are fixed at the upper end to a steel rope in the APV-IN-system.
02 Solar modules are fixed at the lower end to a thin-walled pipe with a rope inside.
03 Most of the current solutions use two steel beams to fix the modules to the supporting structure.
04 The upper modules’ rope is fixed to side walls’ cables in the APV-IN-system.
05 The lower modules’ rope is fixed to rectangular tubes with a steel cable inside.
06 Most of the current solutions use two reinforced thick-walled tubes in the side supporting walls.
07 In the Rope-in-Pipe high-tech, the high tension of modules’ ropes enables using thin-walled pipes.
08 In the Cable-in-Tube high-tech, the high tension of walls’ cables enables using thin-walled tubes.
09 The APV-IN-system is designed with about 6x less amount of steal than the APV-RESOLA solution.
10 By the tube solutions of current installations in Japan are modules fixed to thick-walled tubes.
11-20 Technology development - Technical issues
11 Cable-in-Tube: steel cable in a rectangular Jäkel-tube, fixed by elements of plastic joined by two lines.
12 Rope-in-Pipe: Steel or climbing rope in a metal pipe, fixed by a spiral of polyamide rope.
13 Optimization of the thin-walled tubes and pipes with a contra force stabilising effect.
14 Optimization of the high-level tension of modules’ ropes through static computations.
15 Optimization of the high-level tension of walls’ cables through static computations.
16 APV-IN-modules: narrow plane modules rotatable along the longitudinal axis – solar tracking.
17 Cylindrical modules can receive sunlight from all directions and evince high hail resistance.
18 High sunlight transparency and high rainfall homogeneity due to small gaps between IN-modules.
19 Low snow load and low wind resistance of APV-IN-modules enable to reduce the cost of used steel.
20 Combination with Agri-PV-modules from Insolite with strip-shaped space grade cells.
21-30 Energy Transition to the future - Energiewende
21 The APV-IN-system offers the way to the low-cost large-scale installations of AgriPhotoVoltaics.
22 It can become the main tool of the Energiewende – energy transition from fossil and nuclear power.
23 Agri-PV supports electric energy production with low CO2 emissions – climate friendly technology.
24 The solar energy is produced without a risk of a big disaster with serious impacts on the environment.
25 Agri-PV provides a local source of energy that stabilize the distribution network.
26 Standalone or hybrid system with energy storage provides a Agri-PV solution for remote places.
27 The more renewable energy from photovoltaics, the less dead birds near wind turbines.
28 The APV-IN-system reduces the amount of used steel - cuts in greenhouse gas emissions.
29 Agri-PV installations can be integrated into smart grid solutions - intelligent network management.
30 Middle size installations of the APV-IN-system over parking spaces can boost the green electromobility.
31-40 International Cooperation - Jobs & Migration
31 Standalone Agri-PV installations with a storage system enable work on computer on remote places.
32 Small and middle size Agri-PV projects can be used as a charging station of electric bikes and vehicles.
33 Technical drawings and static computations of Agri-PV solutions enhance the engineering proficiency.
34 Development of special Agri-PV constructions and panels opens new positions in applied research.
35 The production of Agri-PV components bringing jobs can be placed in different parts of the world.
36 The large-scale Agri-PV installations in developing countries boost the international cooperation.
37 Swiss REPIC - Renewable Energy, Energy & Resource Efficiency Promotion in International Cooperation.
38 Jobs connected with the installation and maintenance of Agri-PV plants stabilize people in their lands.
39 Innovative solutions in Agri-PV support technology transfer and knowledge sharing between countries.
40 The APV-IN-system as well as Insolight solar panels for Agri-PV need a top level of a team cooperation.
41-50 Optimal agriculture land usage - Solar Sharing
41 Agri-PV systems utilize the synergy between crop production and the installation of solar panels.
42 Solar panels provides protection of crops from hail, so no hail-insurance is needed.
43 Solar panels protect crops from excess sunlight and increase their resilience to climate change.
44 Solar panels provides protection of crops from excess evaporation of water from the plants and soil.
45 Agri-PV is ideal for berries like raspberries, currants, blueberries, strawberries and blackberries.
46 The APV-IN-system can adjust the light intensity or degree of shading through rotation of the modules.
47 Rotatable narrow APV-IN modules enable the daily and seasonal optimization of the solar sharing.
48 The narrow APV-IN modules enable more homogenous rainfall transparency than standard panels.
49 Agri-PV increases land-use efficiency, retaining fertile arable areas and pastures for agriculture.
50 An agri-photo-voltaic system can be fully removed so that the land is restored to its original state.
51-60 Desert to Oasis conversion – Sahara land issue
51 Solar panels through the shading-effect protect crops from excess sunlight, especially in desert areas.
52 Solar panels reduce evaporation of water from the plants and soil, in the irrigated desert areas.
53 Solar panels lower the local temperature below the shaded area and in the near surrounding.
54 The APV-IN-system can stabilize oases in a desert by protecting plants from sunlight and drying.
55 Oasis in a desert can be enlarged by placing solar panels around the perimeter of the oasis.
56 And even new oases can be built near a spring of water with the use of a protective effect of Agri-PV.
57 In the oasis with an Agri-PV installation, food crops can be planted under better conditions.
58 Solutions for oases in Africa - Sahara, Asia and elsewhere with supplying electricity for water pumping.
59 Lower temperature and higher moisture under solar panels prevent water stress and soil degradation.
60 By restriction of soil erosion and desertification contributes Agri-PV to maintaining of agricultural land.
61-70 Saving 70 ha of the best native soil - Tosanovice
61 Industrial zone TOSAN PARK in the Silesian region of the Czech Republic on 70 ha of the best local land.
62 Since 2005 the mayor of Horni Tosanovice fights against citizens and local environmental associations.
63 The project is placed in the centre of village under the mountains, close to a chateau and family houses.
64 The land of 70 ha on the best local arable soil was removed from a land fund and bought by an investor.
65 After several appeals, the mayor and investor won, but the construction work has not started yet.
66 The Austrian investor is searching for companies interested in usage of designed production halls.
67 To save the fertile land, the best usage would be the Agri-Voltaics and small associated production.
68 That is one of the main motivation factors driving the development of a large scale Agri-PV solution.
69 At the same time, it can be an alternative to expanding electricity production in nuclear power plants.
70 And last but not least, the installation can provide shelter and protection for the cows in the pastures.
71-80 Better living conditions - Animals, Birds, Insects
71 Caws can be shielded on the pasture from excess sunlight, heavy rainfalls, hailstorm by Agri-PV panels.
72 The combination of the APV-IN-system with a vertical panels installation provides protection from wind.
73 Agri-PV installation on the Alpine pastures and submontane meadows can protect goats and sheep.
74 Isles for insect: small gras areas close to the foot of construction columns of Agri-PV on an arable land.
75 Birdhouses under solar panels in the corner parts of Agri-PV constructions allow the birds to nest.
76 Narrow grass strips between the supporting columns for rare bird arts: partridge, quail, lark, peewit …
77 More hares and hedgehogs on the grass oases in the arable land with Agri-PV installations.
78 Agri-PV installations will make a significant contribution to strengthening and preserving biodiversity.
79 Larger numbers of insectivorous birds allow for the natural protection of pesticide-free crops.
80 More wild birds and animals will enrich the landscape for a happier and more meaningful human life.
81-90 Opportunity for a personal growth – Karma issue
81 About four hundred times more radioactive material was released from Chernobyl than by the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki together.
82 Large amounts of water contaminated with radioactive isotopes were released into the Pacific Ocean during and after the Fukushima disaster.
83 Energy production without any danger for birds and bats, compared with the wind power stations.
84 Nests for insectivorous birds in the corners of Agri-PV constructions on arable land and pastures.
85 More living space for native local plants and insects in narrow strips of land along Agri-PV columns.
86 Better living conditions for cows, goats, sheep and other farm animals kept on pasture with Agri-PV.
87 Cultivation of agricultural crops with protection against excess sunshine, evaporation, hail, heavy rain.
88 Over the past 200 years, the habitat destruction has reduced the insect population to less than 1%.
89 The current rate of extinction of species is estimated at 100 to 1,000 times higher than natural background extinction rates.
90 Through the desertification, Africa has lost approximately 650,000 km² of its productive agricultural land over the past 50 years.
91-100 Make the World a better place to live - Future
91 Crop failures, dried up forests and dry rivers are just three of the many consequences of heat waves.
92 Not only Europe has had to struggle with them over the past few years.
93 Recently the droughts became more and more severe. This is also shown by a recent study.
94 Summer droughts that Europe has experienced since 2015 were far more severe than 2,100 years before that.
95 This was the result of an international study published in the journal "Nature Geoscience".
96 Europe experienced extreme summer heat waves and droughts in around 2003, 2015 and 2018.
97 The researchers extracted and analysed the stable carbon and oxygen isotopes from the tree rings.
98 The carbon values depend on the photosynthetic activity, the oxygen values are influenced by the spring water.
99 Agri-PV significantly reduces the CO2 footprint of energy production and eliminates the risk of disaster.
100 The direct harvesting of a sun energy is friendly to birds and bats as well as to cows, goats and sheep.