The paradox of vertical farming

Artificial lighting saves land because plants can be grown above each other, but if the electricity for the lighting comes from solar panels, then the savings are canceled out by the land required to install the solar panels.

Follow

@neauoire I'm not so sure this is true. I can't find true apples to apples numbers to do the math. Chlorophyl only captures 6% of solar energy. If the solar panel absorbs all frequencies and then powers LEDs at specific frequencies then you could come out ahead this way. There's also an additional advantage in the desert. All that extra sun will drive off moisture but the panel can handle it.

· · Web · 0 · 0 · 2
Sign in to participate in the conversation
Refactor Camp

The social network of the future: No ads, no corporate surveillance, ethical design, and decentralization! Own your data with Mastodon!