Innovation in fruit growing: The SUNfarming Umbrella System

Despite the rainy weather, we are delighted that the Fruit Growing Days in Estebrügge were a great success. Our participation was welcomed by numerous interested trade visitors from the fruit growing sector, including Lower Saxony's Minister of Agriculture Miriam Staudte, Jens Stechmann, Chairman of the Federal Fruit Growers' Group and Claus Schliecker, Chairman of the Lower Saxony Fruit Growers' Group.

Our stand proudly presented the innovative SUNfarming Umbrella System, which was developed in close cooperation with our research partner "Esteburg Obstbauzentrum Jork".

Here are some of the highlights:
- Efficient dual use of land: together with fruit growers, we have created a system that enables efficient dual use of agricultural land.

- Preservation of agricultural land status: Our system guarantees 100% preservation of agricultural land status with all tax and financial benefits.

- Especially for sensitive permanent crops: The SUNfarming Umbrella System is specially designed for sensitive permanent crops such as pome fruit, stone fruit, soft fruit and vines, with a particular focus on apples and sweet cherries.

- Protection against yield damage: We offer reliable protection against yield damage caused by precipitation and sunburn.

- Microclimate to reduce water consumption: By creating a favourable microclimate, we help to reduce water consumption.

- Reduction of pesticides: Our system enables a large reduction in crop protection products.

- Higher EEG remuneration for Agri-PV: Comply with DIN SPEC 91434 and benefit from a higher EEG remuneration for Agri-PV.

- Privileged construction of on-farm agri-PV: On-farm agri-PV construction up to 2.5 ha is possible, but only with a building application.

We will be happy to provide you with further information or a non-binding feasibility analysis. Contact our Head of Agri-PV fruit growing, Thomas Reimers, at or by telephone on +49 (0) 170 29 49 445.

Discover the future of fruit growing with the SUNfarming Umbrella System. We offer customised solutions for your individual needs!

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