Couple energy production with agricultural activity!
Greenhouse cultivation offers numerous advantages :
- Create a more favorable climate for plant growth
- Cultivate vegetables outside their original growing zone
- Produce crops out of season
- Increase output
- Protect cultivations from inclement weather and frost
- The possibility to produce without the use of pesticides within a protected environment
- Offer higher quality products
- Have more comfortable working conditions
Solar photovoltaic energy offers you the possibility of marrying energy production and agricultural activity.
In return for the availability of your property, Urbasolar offers you the opportunity to benefit from a high performance and innovative production tool, adapted to your cultivation, allowing you to fully contribute to the energy transition.
With dozens of hectares of greenhouses built or in development, Urbasolar has become a reference in the sector. Developing innovative and high performance tools for the agricultural sector, the group is committed to implementing solutions to improve the competitiveness of farms, while respecting each agricultural project and the environment.
Our photovoltaic greenhouse solutions, marrying energy production and agricultural activity, offer you the opportunity to diversify production, open towards new outlets (local networks, direct sales, etc.), protect cultivations, lengthen production cycles, and improve your working conditions.
In collaboration with the highest performing businesses in the field, Urbasolar has developed different concepts in photovoltaic greenhouses, capable of responding to all your needs (type of greenhouse, dimensions, layout, etc.) and adapts to the nature of your production and cultivations to deliver the ideal greenhouse for your activity.
Our turnkey offer includes detailed engineering of the project, administrative and urban planning processes, a portion of financing, calls for offers proposals, installation construction, quality audits, the various tests, and commissioning.
DEVELOPMENT & CONSTRUCTION
Project development is a key step in the creation of your power plant.
This phase uses numerous skills (commercial, urban planning, legal, engineering, etc.) as well as a close collaboration with the various parties involved (lessors, municipal councils, authorities, etc.) to ensure the commissioning of a photovoltaic generator.
Our teams are specialized and highly qualified to carry out all studies and procedures necessary for the execution of your project.
The Urbasolar group carries out the construction of all the projects that it develops.
As a general contractor and builder, ISO 9001, 14001, and AQPV certified, we manage all the works necessary for the successful creation of a photovoltaic power plant, from design studies to acceptance and the implementation of builder guarantees. With a Construction Quality Assurance Plan which details the goals and quality processes that must be respected for the construction of a photovoltaic power plant, from commissioning to acceptance, we are committed to delivering installations that meet the highest demands for quality, according to internationally recognized standards.
A multidisciplinary project team is dedicated to each installation.
QUALITY, SECURITY, ENVIRONMENT
Developer of technical and environmental quality issues, ISO 9001 and 14001 certified, Urbasolar is the 1st French group to have obtained AQPV certification (French photovoltaic quality alliance).
The group uses a construction quality assurance plan that details the goals and processes that must be respected for the construction of a photovoltaic power plant, from commissioning to acceptance of works.
Its environmental engagement is expressed through the implementation of an Environmental Resource Management System and its work in PV Cycle France, of which it is a founding member.
“A PHOTOVOLTAIC GREENHOUSE TO OPTIMIZE THE PERFORMANCE OF YOUR FARM”
Testimony from Ms. Lamarche, raspberry farmer in Arnac Pompadour (19)
“I am thrilled to have this tool available which is much better adapted to my production. The photovoltaic greenhouse will allow me to cultivate in ideal conditions, with greater comfort, and optimized output.”
Located in the village of Arnac-Pompadour (Corrèze region), the family farm of Marie-Jeanne and Alain Lamarche specializes in the raising of Limousine cows and in the production of raspberries. Fragile, plantings of berries such as black and red currants and raspberries are regularly affected by various climactic events (storms, hail, frost, etc.), which strongly impacts the farm’s revenue. Little by little, these farmers have refocused their activity to the production of hydroponic raspberries, cultivated under shelter. The plastic cultivation tunnels of the farm were becoming obsolete and this project consisted in replacing them with photovoltaic greenhouses, in the aim of:
- Protecting the hydroponic raspberry cultivation from climactic risks.
- Benefiting from a longer production period.
- Making the farming method sustainable by using responsible farming methods while using more efficient methods of disease and pest prevention.
- Improving work conditions for employees.
With an area of 3,269 m², for a capacity of 250 kWp, this photovoltaic greenhouse project has contributed to the development of agricultural activity in the region, as well as to national goals for the development of renewable energy.