A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the passive solar greenhouse, a low-tech solution to growing vegetables all year round in colder climates. Today we’ll look at the opposite – a high tech solution to growing vegetables all year round in hot climates.
Sundrop Farms is a company that grows food in the desert. Since there’s no fresh water, they use the heat of the sun to make their own out of seawater, which they also use for cooling. Having tested and proven the technique, it’s now being applied at commercial scale in Australia. Here’s a video from BBC programme Tomorrow’s Food: