The funding is part of the firm’s startup programme that aims to provide winning companies with technical and financial support to test their technology using Iberdola’s resources.
If a pilot project is successful, Iberdrola may also offer the participant the opportunity to scale up the solution with commercial agreements or direct investment.
Among the beneficiaries is a project that combines tomato cultivation with solar panels to mitigate plant stress during heatwaves and another photovoltaic system fitted with an intelligent tracker to generate shadow and protect vineyards.
The solar panel-based remote solution spreads out and retracts in order to modulate light and shadow according to data collected on-site through sensors.
Two weeks ago, in the Net Hero podcast, Sumit Bose spoke to Byron Kominek of Jack’s Solar Garden, a unique farm in Colorado using solar panels to grow crops in harsh conditions.
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