In an effort to help to improve the returns of farming in an environmentally acceptable way, the project’s objective is to 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.
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.