In the Netherlands, illuminated lights dance across the fields. Daan Roosegaarde’s GROW project uses photobiology light science technologies to create art and increase crop yield. Certain combinations of blue, red and ultraviolet (UV) light can enhance plant growth and may reduce the use of pesticides by up to 50%.
Less than 10 per cent of all perishable foods is estimated to be refrigerated, even though post-harvest losses add up to 30 per cent of food production worldwide. Innovation with decentralized renewable energy (DRE) is essential in Africa and Asia because access and connection to electricity in rural areas, where food is produced, is still poor . Solar energy is harnessed to run these machines.
The units run directly from solar power during the day and stored solar energy (batteries) at night,These units can be used by governments, farmers, military and humanitarian workers. Photo credit: Adelano