Thursday, February 17, 2005
Seawater Greenhouse in Oman operational
Just recently, the Seawater Greenhouse built near Muscat in Oman has been completed. The aim of this project, which is performed in collaboration with the Sultan Qaboos University, is to demonstrate the technology to local farmers and organisations in the Arabian Gulf. The greenhouse will help reclaim abandoned agricultural land where soil and water salinity have reached levels at which crop production is not viable. Read more about it on Seawater Greenhouse's website.
Integrated cooling and fresh water distillation for Las Palmas
Seawater Greenhouse Ltd. has over the last couple of months been working with architects Nicholas Grimshaw & Partners on a seawater cooling and fresh water production facility for an architectural competition for the redevelopment of the harbour area of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
The concept is similar to that used in the Seawater Greenhouse, where solar heat is collected from the roof of the greenhouse and fed into a distillation process that produces freshwater. The general approach is to use the same hardware to both collect solar energy and provide shade and cooling for buildings, patios, atria etc. The need for power-hungry air conditioning equipment would therefore be eliminated. Read more on Seawater Greenhouse's web site.
Tuesday, February 01, 2005
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