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!


SUNfarming Agri-Solar in Turkey

The SUNfarming Agri-Solar system is also recognised internationally for its innovative approach to dual land use.

Here is a video in Arabic with English subtitles, clearly explained in informative pictures. The combination of sheep farming, herb and vegetable cultivation together with solar energy production on the same land is a sustainable and efficient use of resources. Such integrated approaches help to optimise the use of agricultural land and produce clean energy at the same time.


“Continued generosity: 68,000 euros in donations for FEED in 2024

The willingness to donate to our FEED project continues in 2024 and we are delighted to have raised a further 68,000 euros. Additional donations have already been announced.

With these funds, the non-profit organisation in South Africa will be able to expand its school feeding projects in kindergartens and schools and develop regional training programmes for women in sustainable agriculture.

Edith Brasche from FEED explains: 'We have seen the positive impact we can have on the ground. Our aim is to create new jobs and income in agriculture beyond self-sufficiency. After the training courses, we enable participants to grow food and energy free of charge under the SUNfarming Food & Energy facilities. The sale of surplus vegetables and medicinal herbs helps the former trainees to set up successful small businesses in the long term. The donations take us a big step forward in providing sustainable support to the participants over three years."

"Experience our projects up close! Take a look at our videos:

1. healthy school meals - 'together we care' (3min.):

Would you or your company like to get involved in sustainable development aid in South Africa? Support our organisation Food, Education, Energy & Development e.V. and help children against malnutrition and women on their way to self-sufficiency and agricultural entrepreneurship.

You can find all information at or contact our Vice President Edith Brasche personally."

"F.E.E.D. - Together for a better future "

Food, Education, Energy & Development e.V. (F.E.E.D.) was founded in 2020 by Peter Schrum to make a sustainable contribution as a non-profit organisation. Based in Hamburg, F.E.E.D. not only combats malnutrition, but also promotes awareness of healthy eating and imparts knowledge about ecologically sustainable agriculture. Our aim is to enable people in need to become self-sufficient, create jobs and promote the establishment of their own businesses.


Successful guest lecture at the SRH Berlin by the Chairman of SUNfarming

Last Friday, 19th of January, Peter Schrum, Chairman of SUNfarming, had the honour of giving a seminar at the SRH Berlin (Berlin University of Applied Sciences).

The event was aimed at 90 Master's students from the private university and their professors and teaching staff to familiarise them with the mission of SUNfarming Agri-Solar and to generate international project ideas and export orders.
This guest lecture informed the students about the potential of agrivoltaics in Germany and also looked at the modern solutions that SUNfarming offers in this area.The presentation provided a comprehensive overview of our company, and the numerous questions from students and professors were answered with pleasure.

The great interest shown by the students led to a lively discussion. We not only presented the current status of agrivoltaics, but also provided insights into the concepts we have developed and our experiences from research projects. In addition, we discussed opportunities for internships and student traineeships were discussed and suggestions for scientific collaborative projects.
SUNfarming plans to extend these successful guest lectures to other universities to attract even more students and institutions to the exciting world of agrivoltaics.

Many thanks to Professor Romero and Mr Chougule for the excellent organisation of the event. We appreciate the opportunity to work with SRH Berlin and look forward to future projects.


Real Agri-PV with SUNfarming Umbrellas

SUNfarming Umbrellas presented at the North German Fruit Growing Days 14 and 15 February in Estebrügge

Cherry, apple, pear under Agri-PV for yield security, securing agricultural status, additional rental income

Protecting special crops such as fruit and wine from excessive sunlight, rain, hail, frost and bird damage while generating renewable energy and attractive rental income - find out more at our stand and visit our specially developed Agri-PV systems in Estebrügge.

Arrange a personal consultation appointment at our stand now:, phone +49 3362 8859200

The North German Fruit Growing Days are a renowned platform for the exchange of expertise and innovations in fruit growing.
The exhibition area covers 7,000 square metres of outdoor space and 6,000 square metres of tent space.


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