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Simply solar – energy from photovoltaics

SENS eRecycling with Swissolar at the Olma Forum Day

You will find us on 18 October 2022 in Olma Hall 9.2

On Tuesday, 18 October 2022, we will be holding the "Simply solar – energy from photovoltaics" forum at Olma together with Swissolar, the Swiss Solar Energy Association. On this day, various experts will provide exciting insights into the world of solar energy. Special attention will be paid to the question of how farms can generate valuable additional benefits through the use of photovoltaic modules.

Agri-photovoltaics (Agri-PV) is still a relatively new discipline in Swiss agriculture. It refers to a process for the simultaneous use of agricultural land for the production of food and renewable energy. In this process, agricultural production and solar power generation are not seen as competing goals, but are cleverly combined to create valuable synergies.

The extent to which Agri-PV represents a great opportunity for agriculture, sustainability and energy supply is demonstrated by experts at "Simply solar" using concrete case studies and current research results. For example, promising applications are possible in farms with fruit and berry cultures - and the use of Agri-PV also leads to many advantages in air heating for hay drying.

In addition to the focus on agri-photovoltaics, visitors to "Simply solar" will receive a basic overview of the industry and learn a lot of interesting facts about the life cycle of a photovoltaic module - from production and installation to use. And, of course, questions about the proper disposal of solar systems will not be neglected. Further exciting best practice examples on recycling and photovoltaic expansion in the Canton of St. Gallen round off the whole event.


The presentations will be given in German.

10.00 – 10.30 Uhr

Fabio Giddey, Swissolar

10.45 – 11.15 Uhr       

Grundlagen Agri Photovoltaik mit Beeren und Obst
Thomas Keel, Laveba

11.30 – 12.00 Uhr                      

Photovoltaik Ausbau im Kanton St. Gallen – Erfahrungen und Beispiele
Philipp Egger, Energieagentur St. Gallen

13.00 – 13.30 Uhr                                       

Recycling von Photovoltaik Modulen
Roman Eppenberger, SENS eRecycling

13.45 – 14.15 Uhr                          

Life Cycle von Photovoltaik Modulen
Ässia Boukhatmi & Roger Nyffenegger, Berner Fachhochschule

14.30 – 15.00 Uhr                                     

Best Practice von Agrola & ASTRA und ReUse Plattform
Fabio Giddey, Swissolar

15.15 – 15.45 Uhr                                 

Sonnendach für die Heutrocknung in Kombination mit Photovoltaik
Christof Baumgartner, Arenenberg

ca. 15.45 Uhr   


Download the program here

Simply solar – energy from photovoltaics

18.10.2022 / 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

OLMA Messen St. Gallen, Hall 9.2