The client, a cereals farmer with 200 hectares of land, possessed two old buildings that had become difficult to use for his farming activities.
He decided to call in Solarezo to give a new environmental dimension to his farm buildings.
Thanks to the replacement of the existing buildings by two new ones covered with photovoltaic panels, the farmer was able to make a profitable and sustainable investment. He can therefore store his cereals for a full year and sell more of its production than before. He has also improved his daily working conditions considerably.
By this investment, he has enhanced the viability of his farm and the value of his property.
The two buildings are larger than the former hangars to meet the new requirements of the farm.
The rooftop photovoltaic panels are installed on the two new farm buildings housing storage space for machinery and cereals. They are installed on several roof slopes.
The layout of the buildings was studied in detail for the purpose of installing the photovoltaic facility: one part of the (L-shaped) buildings stretches away from the house to the east, opening up a more extensive roof area to the south. The orientation of the solar panels is therefore optimal and offers the best yield possible.
Power: 130.2 KWp
620 monocrystalline modules covering 649m²
Duration of the study: 6 months
Duration of construction: 6 weeks (roofing then installation of modules and electricity work).
Some oak trees have been planted on the northern edge to mask part of the reconstruction of hangar n°1. The walls have been covered with natural-coloured wood cladding with the lower part in local (earth) colour reminiscent of the cobwork walls of the Gers region.
The yard between the buildings and the main house has been planted with trees whose height will not cast shadow on the solar panels that have been installed. They will soften the bare appearance of the yard, however.