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.