Business - 17/March/2017

Desert farming with next era solar

Farming in the desert might seem a bit optimistic. An Australian greenhouse uses concentrated solar power to produce energy and become independent of fresh water supplies. The result is 17,000 tons of tomatoes a year.

Relying on nature’s abundance of sunlight and desalinated seawater to produce high value crops in arid areas, Australia’s Sundrop Farms operates the first greenhouse of its kind. The project takes concentrated solar power to the next level ...

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