Solar panels on farms are becoming more common as investment costs have decreased over the years. The owners of Giresta outside Västerås see their photovoltaic system as an interesting and long-term investment.
The photovoltaic system is located on the stable roof, where a total of 224 panels produce approx. 62 000 kWh/year. A battery solution from the Swedish company Box of Energy is also installed. Much of the excess electricity produced during the day is therefore saved and used at night and times when the sun is not shining.
The solar cells now produce more than 75% of the annual electricity consumption and the curiosity of neighbors and acquaintances has been great. See our drone video of the installation below: