Profitable farming also produces energy
Hybrid-Power Finland offers farmers a new type of opportunity to participate in the energy transition while retaining the economic structure typical for the area. Operating in a wireless network, CGP makes it possible to grow different cultivars in the vacant space between solar panel rows, making the combined land use more profitable for the land owner. CGP enables the farming of locally produced food on both small and large sites.
The system is based on an arrangement, where for example unused arable land is leased for energy production purposes, benefiting both the land owner and the tenant. The area to be leased should be located near a medium-voltage network in an open space with no long shadows.
Solar power plants and energy storages require planning permissions for minor construction. Funding negotiations are mainly conducted together with institutional operators.
Läntinen Renewable Energy Park, Kalajoki
Solar energy: 11 MWp
Bioenergy: 2–4 MW
Energy storage: 5 MWh
CGP: 1800 units, growth area: approx. 4 ha
Farmers, sponsors and investors of renewable energy
Partners: University of Oulu, City of Kalajoki