World's 'Tallest Solar Tree' rising at 40 meters each generating 5Kw peak.
There is a general view that if you want to go solar, you will have to sacrifice away your crops so that you can lay solar panels to generate electricity for your own use. This is also the view of many among the agriculturist across the world. Indeed, all over the world, people are just focusing at turning agricultural land into renewal energy heartland. But we can't just get rid of the crops as that is where we get our food supply, not withstanding that there are more people now. However, there is a strong view that we have to play our part in cutting down the carbon emission and when you have a large acreage of agricultural land, you would feel that you have to do something. But what can you do?
One of the forth coming solution is that of the solar tree (not any solar but tree top solar) where you can put up solar panels and arrange it in the form of a tree. Tree Top Solar places the solar panel above the agricultural crops and you still can maintain the crops as they are. Indeed that should be the way to make good use of the land space instead of cutting down all your crops just so that you can put up a solar farm. But not all solar trees are the same. There is this new idea of Tree Top Solar where the trees are taller than forty feet. Tree Top Solar is an upscale version of solar trees in that they are scaled upwards. Tree Top Solar also has many tiers of ringed solar panels. And for farmers this is a wonderful solution to put up renewable energy generation without having to sacrifice their crops. When you do it on a large scale, then you would become an energy producer.
Well, when you find that land space is scarce, what would you do if you want to deploy solar panels? The answer is look upwards. Yes, by deploying solar trees, which has heights of twenty meters or more, you will not have the headache of using a large piece of land. It is the answer to electrifying agricultural land. Solar Trees are artificial trees that is used for hanging multiple arrays of solar panel arranged in tiers like a christmas tree. Solar Trees (perovskite/silicon panel) can have heights of twenty meters or more and because they have a small footprint, they can be erected on small pieces of land, probably next to condominiums. Or they can be placed in another piece of land far away from the condominium site forming a community solar farm.
Solar Trees are suitable for urban areas where land is a premium and also because people do not wish to mount solar panels on top of their roofs for various reasons. Subscribing to solar panels on top of their roofs also comes with a prohibitive cost. Subscribing to a community solar farm has become the in-thing for US residents who do not want to be burdened with a fiduciary obligation. Subscribing to a community solar program is the best proposition ever devised. Riverria Iskandar's solar trees are designed with the ease of maintenance as the panels, which are hanged high can be lowered to the ground.
As Solar Trees only generate electricity during the day time, a battery system should be installed to enable the system to supply electricity on a continuous basis. Alternatively, it could be coupled to a pumped storage system where tall water towers is used to store energised water. Pump Storage System (water) is the most efficient for rural areas where grid facilities are not available. It is a tested system capable of little maintainance as it could last fourty years. Individual tall water towers could be used to store energised water and they could be easily expanded when needed.
A stored energy system is essential for solar energy production as it will enable the system to supply electricity on a continuous basis. Besides having a pumped hydro system, it could be combined with using a pumped gas (air) system. Air is easily available and compressed air can be stored using proven method. Compressed air system also does not occupy a lot of space. Alternatively, the pumped hydro and pumped air system can be erected under the ground to save on space.
An integrated Solar with water harvesting (AWG) system is also possible. In this combination, a water harvestor is also mounted near below solar panel position. The AWG will need to be powered by the solar on certain times of the day (morning hours) where humidity is at a maximum. This harvested water can then be added to the system as a replenishment for the pumped storage. Water is an essential life item so if we can tap water from the atmosphere, the better it would be. With this combination, the solar/water system will make a great contribution towards survival in far remote areas.
Riverria's Solar Tree are designed with multiple tiers of solar capture panels. It is also designed with a height of more than twenty meters or more. It is suited to be deployed in rural farm lands among the many crops that are the signatures of the agririan environment. For these small time farmers, or even the large agricultural conglomerates, deploying large numbers of solar tree will thrust them into the energy generation league and probably thrusting them to be involved in the green hydrogen producer club. Green hydrogen is produced by pasing electricity to water. Green hydrogen is expected to play an important part in decarbonising of the atmosphere and thus helping out in reversing climate change. There is an effort to change all gas firing power plants to instead use hydrogen feedstock. More is on the way - our future is with hydrogen, green hydrogen at that.