SUNfarming Food & Energy “5 in 1” integrated sustainable model
Energy, food, job creation, education and water management are the key elements integrated into the unique Food & Energy solution. Our model is applicable especially in under-developed or refugee areas in order to actively contribute to the sustainable improvement of the standard of living.
Intersolar Award 2017
In Intersolar 2017, the biggest fair about photovoltaic technologies in the world, SUNfarming Food & Energy won the Intersolar Award in the category „Outstanding Solar Projects“ for its potential and its social benefits, including the opportunity of new job creation.
GREENTEC Award 2018
This concept was also selected by an independent jury of experts among the TOP 3 finalists in the category „Sustainable Developments“ in the GREENTEC Award 2018, the world´s most important environmental award. The GREENTEC Award is one of the most prestigious awards worldwide.
SUNfarming Food & Energy „5 in 1“
1. Energy Production
The sustainable energy produced by photovoltaic generators can be used for powering the components of the Food & Energy systems as well as supplying the local communities with power.
2. Food production
Vegetables, fruits and flowers can be produced in environments where crops are protected from extreme conditions of wind, rain, hail or sun.
SF quality controlled sales to retailers and SF shops.
Up to 1000 new jobs, including 500 franchise partner, can be created among the local communities in 10 years per 1MW/2ha installed. Employees work in shifts to cultivate, maintain and harvest
Skill development and training are essential to achieve SUNfarming goals. Through our Solar and Food & Energy Training Center, we aim to transfer technology and encourage research based on specific local conditions and needs.
5. Water Management
Our special drip irrigation is up to 90% more efficient compared to regular irrigation systems. Crops can be grown with minimum water consumption in areas where agriculture would be barely possible.