The inauguration was attended by a large number of key figures from the sector (Chamber of Agriculture, partners, etc.), as well as government representatives, member producers and Maïsadour employees. In all, 80 people attended.
As part of her project, the farmer chose to lease the roof of her new buildings to a third-party company to install photovoltaic panels. In total, 2,500 m2 of photovoltaic panels cover the buildings.
This production of renewable energy is good for the planet. It also helps to ensure the long-term future of the farm: almost half the cost of constructing the buildings was financed by renting out the roof, in the form of a cash payment to the farmer.
PRODUCE RENEWABLE ENERGY WHILE ENSURING THE LONG-TERM FUTURE OF THE FARM
At a time of agro-ecological transition and rising energy prices, many farmers are turning to photovoltaics. Solar installations provide farmers with additional income and contribute to the long-term future of their businesses.
Maïsadour has been a pioneer in the use of solar energy since 2008, through its subsidiary Elevage Service. 192 farm sites have been equipped with photovoltaic panels in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region. The Cooperative systematically offers to install photovoltaic panels for farmers wishing to purchase new buildings. The aim is to install 50 new livestock buildings with photovoltaic panels by 2026.
With its commitment to sustainable agriculture and renewable energy, Maïsadour is positioning itself as a major player in the agro-ecological transition.