On the one hand, the area is adapted to the sheep as the photovoltaic panels provide them with shelter and shade, the environment is fenced, and the field of more than 12 hectares provides them with grass for 5 weeks. 

And on the other hand, the sheep mow the lawn and contribute to the biodiversity of the area, as they carry seeds and pollen in their wool. 

This solution presents the two following advantages:  

  • It is space-efficient 
  • It is environmentally friendly 

This solar sheep farm produces over 12-gigawatt hours of clean energy powering 4,900 Viennese households. With it, Vienna is on the right track to reach carbon neutrality by the year 2040.  

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