Photovoltaics – a signal of sustainability
The Kuhn family farms a 70-hectare farm in the Upper Palatinate, in the small community of Deinschwang about 30 kilometres east of Nuremberg. Now in its seventh generation of working the land, to date the family has always practised conventional farming. "But the trend is towards organic," explains Alexander Kuhn.
The photovoltaic system with KOSTAL components installed on the roof of the dairy barn in October 2021 is the first solar power system on the Kuhn GbR farm – perhaps it’s a visible signal of a generational change and increased sustainability, in terms of energy too. "I’ve always been interested in generating my own electricity with photovoltaics. During the first photovoltaics boom, however, it just didn't happen for us. We did think about it, but at the time the focus was on feeding power into the grid. Now photovoltaics and electricity storage are part of sustainable farm management," Kuhn explains.