||The solar farms cover a combined 12MW of capacity
Iberdrola has been awarded four agrovoltaic projects with a total capacity of 12MW in the renewable energy innovation tender launched by the French Ministry for the Energy Transition.
The four photovoltaic projects submitted by Iberdrola won their bid and obtained the maximum capacity of 3MW.
One of the projects, named Kirch, is aimed at improving animal welfare and the pastures used to feed the cattle where the panels are located.
The project’s solar structures are placed at a minimum height of 1.5 metres, allowing cows to find shelter under the photovoltaic panels.
The other three projects, dubbed Maubec, Lapenche and Solomiac, aim to improve agricultural land.
The tender conditions include contracts for difference, with the price per MWh being set for 20 years above the market value in order to compensate for the prioritisation of caring for agriculture and livestock farming, rather than maximising the plants production.