Agriculture in the 21st century is facing the challenge of increasing food production to feed the growing population with fewer resources, low environmental impact, while adapting to climate change. In particular, population and thus food demand growth is mainly concentrated in the sun-belt regions. These areas are characterized by abundant solar resources, severe water scarcity, and poor infrastructures. The greenhouse (GH) industry has the potential to revolutionize the way we think about farming.
SOLHO has developed a system called SPRHOUT (Solar PoweRed Horticultural Off-grid Unit) that makes it possible to deploy completely off-grid greenhouse-based horticultural projects, boosting the transitions towards Sustainable Food Provision.
SPRHOUT PoC commissioned and in operation
02, March 2019
The first step towards off-grid solar-based horticultural projects has been made. The SPRHOUT (Solar Powered Off-grid Horticultural UniT) proof of concept is up and running in France. The system has been successfully commissioned in one week and it is now operating unmanned.