13 Nov '12, 6pm

Vertical Greenhouses Bring Veggies To Urban Singapore

Vertical Greenhouses Bring Veggies To Urban Singapore

City-state Signapore is one the world’s most urbanized nations. Unsurprisingly, it imports more than 90% of the produce it consumes, despite its tropical locale and the importance of vegetables in the eclectic, local cuisine. But a new collaboration between government and an engineering firm aims to reclaim food production in the city—by assembling vertical greenhouse farms, operated by a company called Sky Greens . What makes Sky Greens’ operation unique is the design: inside the greenhouses, nine-meter tall aluminum towers support tiers of veggies that rotate slowly to distribute sunlight evenly—a technology they’ve named "A-Go-Gro." A hydraulic pulley system collects rainwater from outside to power the rotation, relying on minimal electricity. According to the company, yields on the AGG system are so strong, that if it were used across just 50 hectares (about 124 acres)...

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  1. 14 Nov '12, 4am

    Is this over-engineering? Does it work?

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