Giant Vertical Farm Powered By Wind Will Produce 1,000 Metric Tons of Greens A Year

By: | December 16th, 2020

Image courtesy: Nordic Harvest/Facebook

Vertical farming is the practice of growing crops in vertically stacked layers. Usually, these farms incorporate controlled-environment agriculture.

Considering the worldwide rise in population and decreasing agricultural land, Vertical farms are growing in popularity. They offer a cheaper and more practical way of growing food.

Now a vertical indoor farm being developed in Copenhagen is expected to produce 1,000 metric tons of produce a year.

This farm is being developed by Danish startup Nordic Harvest partnered up with Taiwanese tech company YesHealth Group.

Following are some of its features:

  • This farm will rely entirely on hydroponics technology. So food will be grown with little water and without any use of pesticides.
  • There is no need for any soil or daylight.
  • Electricity costs are highest for such farms. So YesHealth Group makes its own LED lights, which have become as efficient as possible over the last decade.
  • For efficient use of electricity, it will run solely on wind power.
  • Robots will deliver aluminum trays of seeds to growing shelves.
  • As most of the work of farm is automated, so the labor costs are very low.
  • The plants are grown on 14 stacked shelves in a 7000 sq. meter.
  • Produce can be harvested up to 15 times a year.

Nidhi Goyal

Nidhi is a gold medalist Post Graduate in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.

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