Roof Type

Trapezoidal metal roof

Mounting Type

Clamping system portrait

Project Type

Waygu cattle farm

Installed kWp


Decarbonising agriculture

Rooftop PV helps Buchwald Hof Farm harvest the sun

We used 350m2 of PV modules to support a Wagyu beef farm’s energy self-sufficiency mission.

Icon/20x20/Arrow-left Created with Sketch. Nohfelden, Germany

Setting the scene

Buchwald Hof is Saarland’s first Wagyu cattle and dairy farm. As well as placing the highest emphasis on animal welfare, they’re also working to decarbonise their operations. novotegra supported a rooftop PV system to supply the farm’s daily energy needs.


Meeting the challenges

With 350 m2 of trapezoidal metal root to cover, we used Solar-Planit to devise the ideal design. With that at our disposal, planning and construction were completed in two months.


The result

Buchwald Hof now produces 47.2kWp of solar power. That’s enough to cover a serious portion of its electricity needs. Meanwhile, a new cooling system is keeping the farm’s delicious product in perfect conditions, without huge emissions.


"With so much policy discussion around meat consumption and climate change, Buchwald Wagyu demonstrates how cattle breeding should be done today. We’re proud to help realise this solution, along with our long time partners at Elektro Christoph Jäckel GmbH & Co. KG.”


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