More electricity output in the solar park with regular mowing

Mowing green areas in the solar park comfortable by remote control

The low and compact design allows the agria 9500 to move very manoeuvrable under the modules

The more powerful and larger agria 9600 can achieve an area performance of 10,000 m²/h

With a global capacity growth of +22 %, solar energy achieved the highest increase ever recorded last year. In order to fully use the potential of this booming technology, operators of solar parks have to maintain their plants regularly - this includes especially mowing.

There are many reasons for regular mowing

When installing solar parks, everything is about "efficiency". So it is very important to plan the modules at the optimal angle to the sun and with the necessary distance to each other. Because every day without sun and every shadowed cell is lost capital. But that is not everything. In order to ensure efficiency even after installation, the maintenance of the green areas underneath is very important.

On the one hand, regular green maintenance protects tall growth from shading the solar panels. On the other hand, inverters, safety systems and technical buildings remain clean and accessible for maintenance and inspections. Very long and strong plants can also be climbing assistance for rodents, which can easily climb up to the delicious cables of the electronics.

Remote-controlled track mowers are a valuable support

So to ensure the functionality of the system, it is essential to mow regularly in the solar park. But here the first question already arises: How often should mowing be done? Since the maintenance measures are time-consuming and require capacities, the motto is, like so often: as seldom as possible, as often as necessary. In general, this means about two mowings per year.

Because the grass, wild weeds and thick growth like thistles have a long time to grow, suitable technology is needed. For this purpose, remote-controlled track mowers from Agria-Werke GmbH have proven to be a real assistance. The models agria 9600 and agria 9500 are designed to mow wild growth and to leave a clean cut also on sensitive areas. Depending on the requirements, you can choose between different cutting widths (70, 80, 112 cm) and engines (13-24 hp / 10-18 kW).

Compact design for hard-to-reach areas

But in photovoltaic systems the difficult-to-access areas under the modules are a big challenge. Both the low height and the frames with many struts are obstacles that have to be managed. This is where the advantages of the smaller agria 9500 come out. The low and compact design allows the track mower to move easily and very manoeuvrable under the modules. With the help of the remote control, the operator is always in a safe position, far away from vibrations, noise and exhaust fumes. A curved back or sitting for hours on a shaking ride-on-mower are now a thing of the past.

High area performance up to 10,000 m²/h

In very overgrown and large areas, the more powerful and wider agria 9600 is the right choice. With a driving speed up to 10 km/h, an area performance of 10,000 m²/h can be achieved. As the rotary mower is positioned between the tracks on the agria remote-controlled mowers, mowing is possible in forward and reverse direction. This saves soil-damaging and time-consuming turning manoeuvres, which can also be dangerous in challenging solar parks build on slopes or near motorways or railway lines.

Objects thrown out of the mower can also be dangerous, because in tall grass, for example, stones are very difficult to detect in advance. Here, ejection flaps tested by the DLG protect both the operator and the modules from expensive damage.

There are many reasons for mowing green areas in solar parks and for using suitable equipment. The most important thing is to prevent shadows, avoid damage and provide comfortable support for the operator. With specialised mowers and the power of the sun, a maximum energy output can be achieved.

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