Sustenir Agriculture, an indoor vertical farming company in Singapore, has integrated solar panels into its operations. By doing so, they’ve demonstrated the potential of agrivoltaics to support urban agriculture and reduce carbon emissions.
While vertical farming has been hailed as a solution to feeding the world’s growing population, it requires large amounts of energy to power the lights and equipment needed for food production. But with the integration of solar panels, Sustenir Agriculture has reduced its carbon footprint and increased its sustainability.
In fact, the solar panels generate enough energy to power both the lights for their crops and the rest of their operations. This not only reduces their energy costs, but it also means they are less dependent on the grid, providing a more stable source of energy.
By embracing agrivoltaics, Sustenir Agriculture is leading the way in demonstrating the potential of this technology to support urban agriculture and reduce carbon emissions. Their success story shows that agrivoltaics is not just a concept, but a practical solution that can be implemented today.
Sustenir grows 100% clean superfoods. Our delicious, highly nutritious leafy greens are grown all-year round regardless of climate, free of pesticides and external pollutants. Sustenir’s vision is to nourish people and planet, one leaf at a time. We build smart vertical farms at the heart of demand in urban populations to minimize carbon footprint whilst maximizing impact in local communities.