Sol-Chip and Soonapse, its AI partner, are involved in the collaboration of two large multinational companies from the energy and green chemistry sectors.
The goal of the project is to reduce agricultural land consumption, a reason often given by both farms and environmental groups to oppose the adoption of photovoltaics.
Cultivated conditions will be monitored in several areas: around the panels, in the corridors between panel rows, and under the panels.
For each area, crops have been selected that are particularly suited to the specific conditions of brightness and access to agricultural work.
Sol-Chip’s IoT platform was chosen for its highly efficient solar panel feature, which ensures outstanding battery life even in partially shaded conditions.
The integrated SolChip/Soonapse system has succeeded in providing the most efficient directions for optimizing water use in irrigation for every type of area, crop, and for different light conditions.