Smart Greenhouses

November 29th, 2017

New Harmony is always interested in ways to innovate sustainable food production. New smart greenhouses have been developed so that sunlight can pass through the roof, but the roof is also used by an innovative solar panel to create electricity. This is optimized for photosynthesis, so growing plants in these greenhouses requires less water than traditional farms. Additionally these panels can be produced more inexpensively than conventional solar panels. Traditional greenhouses and other industrial farming techniques are huge contributors of greenhouse gas emissions, so this is one innovative step to decarbonizing the food system. Watch the video to learn more about this new technology!


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