For the first time, Agritechnica, the world’s leading trade fair for agricultural machinery, will offer a dedicated area to the topic of “Renewable Energies”. This includes photovoltaics, electrical storage and wind power, currently relevant topics for farmers – whether for self-sufficiency or feeding into the grid.
Both the technology as well as the legal and political framework conditions for renewables are developing rapidly, therefore this topic at Agritechnica, offers added value for both farmers and exhibitors.
“Generating energy from renewable sources on the farm has been a core agricultural competence since the beginning of the energy transition,” explains Marcus Vagt, DLG’s Division Manager for Energy, Inhouse Farming and New Foods. With rising energy prices, the current energy crisis is encouraging farmers to invest in renewable energies, with interest in land for photovoltaic and wind power plants growing.
Energy for self-sufficiency – increasingly interesting in agriculture
Photovoltaic systems for self-sufficient generation, with and without electrical storage, are becoming economically attractive due to rising costs for fossil energies. Modern agriculture is in an ideal position to become a key part of a stable, decentralized and CO2-neutral energy supply. Being regional with short supply chains as well as proximity to the consumer, renewable energies in agriculture offer great promise.
“In the future, we will be offering knowledge and information about this topic on an annual basis through the two major DLG trade fairs EuroTier and Agritechnica,” says Marcus Vagt, explaining the decision to include the energy sector at Agritechnica.
Bringing farmers and manufacturers together
In the region, for the region, close to the consumer – this is how agriculture can make a valuable contribution to securing a climate-friendly energy supply in the future. This opens up new supply and marketing opportunities for agriculture. At Agritechnica, manufacturers from the photovoltaic, electrical storage and wind power sectors can make new contacts with decision-makers from a qualified professional target group with decades of experience in renewable energies.
Agritechnica – Green Productivity
New concepts and pioneering innovations ensure agricultural productivity and protect nature and the environment. Under the guiding theme of ‘Green Productivity’, Agritechnica will be the forum for future issues in agriculture later this year. Visitors around the world will meet key players and game changers in international agricultural technology. All globally operating agricultural machinery companies are represented at Agritechnica’s venue in Hanover. Offering the most comprehensive and varied trade fair programme for international arable and crop farming, Agritechnica presents the whole range of agricultural machinery, from crop protection sprayers to drones, from tractors to autonomous equipment systems and from combine harvesters to digital assistance systems.
The deadline for exhibitors to book a stand is 1 February 2023. Agritechnica, 12-18 November, 2023, in Hanover, Germany, is organized by DLG (German Agricultural Society).
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