PATENT REVOCATION FOR THE FRAUNHOFER INSTITUTE
February 08, 2019 – REM TEC wins the opposition for Fraunhofer Institute regarding agrophotovoltaic plants
On October 17th 2018, an oral proceedings took place in The Hague regarding the revocation of the European patent EP 2 811 819 filed in 2013 by Fraunhofer Institute.
The patent referred to a system for simultaneously cultivating crop plants and utilizing the energy of sunlight and claimed characteristics already present in REM Tec AGROVOLTAICO® plant, installed in 2011 in Italy for a total of 6.7 MW.
Therefore, Fraunhofer patent has been revoked in its entirety and for all the known contracting states.
In addition, the use of agricultural land for energy production from solar source had already been introduced in REM Tec patents regarding the AGROVOLTAICO® system and its applications.
Agricultural exhibition in Montichiari 1-2-3 February 2019
January 10, 2019 – REM TEC exhibitor in Montichiari Agricultural Exhibition
REM Tec will partecipate as exhibitor in Montichiari Agricultural Exhibition that will take place from 1 to 3 February 2019 (h 9.00-19.00).
You will find us in Pavilion 4 / BENACO.
SNEC 2018 – TERAWATT DIAMOND AWARD
June 04, 2018 – REM TEC awarded at SNEC 2018
Two prizes in a row for Rem Tec at SNEC: after winning first prize for agricultural photovoltaic design last year, we have been awarded with the TERAWATT DIAMOND PRIZE for innovative technology with the Agrovoltaico greenhouse project! Congratulations to the entire team for this great result!
SNEC 2018 PV POWER EXPO
April 26, 2018 – REM TEC at SNEC 2018 PV POWER EXPO in Shanghai
REM TEC will partecipate as exhibitor at SNEC 2018 PV POWER EXPO, a very important Chinese exhibition for photovoltaics, to present AGROVOLTAICO® technology on the Chinese market.
One year after winning the Agricultural diamond prize 2017 at SNEC 2017, REM TEC will be present with its own booth at this year edition.
The exhibition will take place from 28th to 30 th May 2018 at Shanghai New International Expo Center.
SEMINAR: PRODUCE ENERGY FOR AGRICULTURE 4.0
April 04, 2018 – Seminar “Energy production for agriculture 4.0” – Università Cattolica of Piacenza
On April 4th a seminar organized by Rem Tec in collaboration with the University Cattolica of Piacenza and ASTER took place, about energy production for agriculture 4.0.
Given the increasing need in food production, agricultural land needs to be preserved and not sacrificed for energy purposes. At the same time the consumption of electricity is increasing in almost every sector, including agricolture. There is therefore the need to find alternative solutions: Agrovoltaico® technology developed by REM TEC fits in this scenario creating the meeting point between food and energy.
Interesting themes have been discussed about the new possibilities for photovoltaics in agriculture, in particular about Agrovoltaico® technology by Rem Tec.
Stay tuned for the video of the event, available also in english.
The presentations showed during the event are available here.
FUTURE ENERGY, FUTURE GREEN!
January 18, 2018 – Rem tec is in the bookstores!
After four highly successful books on the green sector, Mondadori Università co-organized with Fondazione Istud realized the fifth volume to coincide with Expo 2017 – Future Energy – held in Astana in Kazakhstan.
The book ” Future Energy, Future Green. Per terra, acqua aria e fuoco “is a set of essays, a real Anthology of Green with an all-encompassing cut. These are some of the topics covered: from how to invest in the future of the world (water, food, infrastructure, green energy) to the more general issues of green and energy, to the more recent Sharing & Food Economy, green building, and therefore, circular economy, pop economy, circles, crowfunding and other topics.
Rem Tec S.r.l. welcomed the invitation of the editors Maurizio Guandalini and Victor Uckmar (who died recently) to write an essay entitled “When solar energy is combined with agriculture: PV panels for the cultivation of Japanese green tea “.
Our Agrovoltaico® brand, in fact, is in agreement with the green policy: technological innovation leaving unchanged the natural state of the land. Agrovoltaic technology makes it possible to transform maximum solar energy into daily electricity, even allowing the increase in agricultural yield thanks to the shadows generated by the PV modules.
You can find it in all Italian bookstores from 18 January 2018!
September 19, 2017 – New Chinese Partners!
On last September 19th, REM TEC entered into an agreement with two Chinese solar sharing project developers, namely Beijing Rongkun Agriculture Technology Co. Ltd. (Beijing Rock for short) and Ningxia Keda Institute of Agriculture PV Co. Ltd. (Ningxia Keda for short), aiming at further boosting its Agrovoltaico Technology market growth in the territory of P.R. China.
The agreement follows the existing cooperation established in 2015 with Nanjing Share Power, a large solar EPC developer, with the purpose of expanding the application of Agrovoltaico Technology to the North-East and North-West of China. These territories are currently characterized by the fastest development rates in Chinese economy, especially the provinces of Ningxia, Gansu, Inner Mongolia and Xinjiang which are part of the colossal “One Belt One Road” strategic plan launched by the CCP for the next decade.
The Northern territories of China are located at latitudes comprised between 35 and 45 °N and are characterized by continental dry weather, including also some semi-desert and steppe areas, therefore the solar irradiation is normally very good and the location utmost suitable to the adoption of a dual-axis solar tracking system.
At the same time, the soil is relatively rich in underground waterbeds, especially in the fertile regions crossed by the Yellow River, therefore presenting a very high potential for agriculture. The most suitable crops in the region are grapes, fruit, berries and vegetables: according to the tests conducted on its Italian plants by REM TEC, and lab studies conducted by the University of Piacenza and Ningxia Agriculture University, these crops are also the most suitable ones to share the sunshine (and shadow) with a PV system, because in most cases not only the harvest is not harmed by the shading produced by the PV system, but it can even be improved by the adoption of a greatly dynamic shadow as the one provided by Agrovoltaico 3D solar tracking system.
Ningxia Keda is currently developing a couple of large solar sharing sites in Ningxia and Gansu provinces, on semi-desert, agriculture-convertible land, with a capacity of several hundreds MWp each.
Beijing Rock is developing a couple of even larger projects in Liaoning and Inner Mongolia provinces, on former coal ash disposing sites that are currently being recovered into agriculture land by the local governments.
In addition, the cooperation between REM TEC and the new Chinese partners aims at putting in place a state-of-the-art greenhouse version of the Agrovoltaico Technology, with fully integrated optimization of PV energy output, water pumping, greenhouse climatization and hydroponic culture.
REM TEC’s growth strategy in the Far East includes the identification of up to four development partners to cover the large territory of continental China (including the very promising South-Western provinces of Sichuan and Yunnan), one licensee for each of Taiwan, Republic of Korea, Japan (already engaged in 2016) and the Philippines, in addition to an array of local qualified manufacturing suppliers directly supervised by REM TEC.
August 10, 2017 – Rem tec lands in America!
An agreement has been signed with RER energy group, a PV company based in Reading, Pennsylvania. The working relationship will be about the development, sales and EPC of the Agrovoltaico system in the United States and Mexico Rer is already active in the field of PV related to agriculture, and it is interested in the development of new technologies in this field.
April 18, 2017 – Inside the 11th SNEC the most important photovoltaic Expo in Shanghai, REM TEC received the Agricultural PV Diamond Prize 2017 thanks to the AGROVOLTAICO® project for the production of the energy from solar source that preserves the full use of the land for agricolture.
Another important acknowledgment for the italian creativity and technology.
August 27, 2016 – REM TEC and LEAF Co.Ltd have signed a Licence and Technology tranfer agreement for Japan.
June 30, 2016 – Agrovoltaico® plant in Jinzhai (Anhui Province, P.R. of China) grid connected by SHARE POWER Co. Ltd.
May 16, 2016 – REM TEC will attend the International Solar Energy and Green Building Conference & Exhibition in Shanghai from May 23rd to 26th, with SHARE POWER Co. Ltd.
May 2, 2016 – Agrovoltaico® plant in Jinzhai (Anhui Province, P.R. of China) under construction by SHARE POWER Co. Ltd and YEPEF Co. Ltd.
EU PVSEC 2016
March 16, 2016 – REM TEC has been selected from the Scientific Committee of the EU PVSEC 2016, composed of 190 leading experts from the global PV community, for an oral presentation of the Agovoltaico® solution, to be held on June 23rd, 2016 in Munich, during the 32nd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition.