In an effort to help to improve the returns of farming in an environmentally acceptable way, the project’s objective is to investigate the feasibility of a small size electric farming tractor, which shall be able to use locally generated renewable energy. The project's aim is to evaluate the feasibility of an electric micro tractor system for small-scale family farming that can be propelled by locally generated renewable energy. These applications could be applied in agrivoltaic developments, which include producing renewable energy and crops.
This paper discusses solar-powered agricultural tools in India. Some of the tools used for agrivoltaic operations discussed in this paper are water-pumping systems, solar dryers, solar greenhouses and solar electric fences. The paper also states that agrivoltaic tools require less maintenance than the tools used in producing conventional energy tools.
The aim of this study is to present a potential, alternative solution regarding the covering of energy needs, required for farming activities related to the arable lands. This paper elaborates on the energy balance between solar-energy generation and the demands of the farming activities in the field. The main parts of this concept are, the solar array scheme, the electric motor of the tractor and of course the battery that will store the energy from panels and produce it to farming tractor, while operating in the field.
In this paper, a novel UGV (unmanned ground vehicle) for precision agriculture, named “Agri.q,” is presented. The Agri.q has a multiple degrees of freedom positioning mechanism and it is equipped with a robotic arm and vision sensors, which allow to challenge irregular terrains and to perform precision field operations with perception.
This guide has been developed to share knowledge and learnings from agrisolar practices around Australia and the world, to assist proponents of utility-scale solar, and the landholders and farmers who work with them to integrate agricultural activities into solar farm projects. As solar grazing is the dominant form of agrisolar for utility-scale solar, this guide has a strong focus on sharing the knowledge and learnings from Australian projects that have integrated solar grazing practices to date, providing case studies, information on solar-grazing benefits and practical guidance for agrivoltaic developers.