International greenhouse project uses innovative solar tech

May 04, 2012
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The inhospitable Australian Outback (photo credit: Brian Voon Yee Yap)
The inhospitable Australian Outback (photo credit: Brian Voon Yee Yap)
A group of international scientists working has devised a crop production system in the outback of South Australia which uses solar energy to desalinate sea water.

Solar energy also produces all heating, cooling and electricity (with a small amount of diesel used in the winter).
The current experimental greenhouse is 2,000 m2 but a $30 million eight-hectare commercial operation is planned. Visit here for more.

Canadian David Pratt, who worked in the greenhouse industry in southern Ontario for many years, is part of the innovative international team.

Read more about the team here.

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