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This solar greenhouse could change the way we eat

by | Jul 4, 2016 | Energy

Greenhouses have a long list of benefits: higher food production, less water use, less pesticide need, longer growing season, better working conditions. There’s a problem: they’re expensive, both to install and to operate. But thanks to solar technology developed at UC Santa Cruz, greenhouses are enjoying a new moment in sun.

Soliculture, a company based on technology developed in the Thin-Film Optoelectronics Laboratory of physics professor Sue Carter, has been busy explaining to growers the benefits of using their solar panels on greenhouses.

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A self-proclaimed 'solar evangelist,' Reed Crossley spent several years in the solar industry before embracing his inner (green)techie and starting CleanFortunes. When he isn't playing editor-in-chief and reading/writing about innovation in sustainability tech, Reed is usually out gallivanting around Austin in his Oru Kayak and/or championing global climate action. He's also definitely NOT wearing a fake mustache to impress his beloved readers.

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