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International greenhouse project uses innovative solar tech


May 4, 2012
By Treena Hein


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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.

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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.