Power Plant

The world’s population is growing, and so is the demand for food production. How can we feed the world’s increasing population in a sustainable and ecological way?
New technologies make controlled farming more efficient, but require  considerable amounts of energy. How can we re-establish our relationship with nature using modern technologies? How can we design technologies and integrate them more naturally into our daily environment? Every hour we  receive enough sunlight to provide the world with enough electricity for an entire year. What if we could tackle both our world’s energy and food problem? What if we can harvest both electricity and food within one system using the power of the sun?

Power Plant uses transparent solar cells to power its indoor climate; harvesting both food and electricity. By 2050, 2.5 billion people will live in cities; placing Power Plant onto rooftops reduces food miles by growing food to supply directly to the location it will be consumed in.

A Power Plant prototype was exhibited at London Design Biennale and Dutch Design Week.