The 1rst Photovoltaic (SOLAR) Glasshouse, designed and developed by the AGROTECHNIKI Ltd and DKG Consulting Ltd in their joint innovation venture LIVE CELL®, with the know-how of the Italian company Artigianfer Srl and the NRGAZ photovoltaic expertize (Schüco), was completed last week in Thessaloniki, Greece. The project belongs to KBM Plants (Karavasilis) a well-known floriculture and pot plants producer and trader.

The special specifications of the solar glasshouse have as following:
– Place: Thessaloniki, Greece
– Total area: 3.000 m2
– Height to gutter: 5 m
– Top cover material: Glass (securit) and Photovoltaic panels
– Side cover : Insect-proof net
– Electricity power: 100 KW

The module allows photovoltaic equipment to coexist with flower crops. What is more, it acts as an element for the seasonal control of the radiation and interior temperature of the greenhouse, apart from constituting additional support for the entrepreneur’s economic activity through the sale and/or private use of the energy obtained.

We are very happy for the completion of this project since it was a team work and all the involved parties contributed their maximum” stated Mr. Apostolos Strogilis, Technical Director of Agrotechniki Ltd.

 “This project is part of our Innovation joint venture between Agrotechniki and DKG Consulting. The know-how series cover Live Cell Greenhouse, Live Cell biomass, Live Cell Photovoltaic Greenhouse and Live Cell Garden Centers. Now we are working hard on Live Cell Urban Farming module where we believe the demand for such solutions will be intense in the near future“ stated Mr. Christos D. Katsanos, Executive Director of the DKG Group of Companies & Initiatives.

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