Canop-E: A Sustainable and Inclusive Solution for Modern Living
8 Pages Posted: 4 Jan 2017
Date Written: December 21, 2016
The global population is expected to touch 9 billion by 2050. A significant proportion of that will be urban population; this will require a huge increase in agricultural productivity. At the same time, agricultural activity is highly energy and resource intensive. Therefore we need an integrated solution to cultivate our food for the people by using resources in a sustainable manner. I explain an idea to build a structure which will harness solar and wind power in an integrated manner. Additionally it will provide water harvesting facilities also. Using the renewable energy and harvested water, we can grow food. At the same time it will also protect the inhabitants of settlements in the structure from rain, sunlight and inclement weather. I call it the Canop-E Project. I discuss about the various aspects of the Canop-E Project. The paper concludes by analysing the benefits of a Canop-E unit.
Keywords: Renewable Energy, Solar, Wind, Water, Hydroponics, Water Harvesting
JEL Classification: L95, O18, P28, P48, Q18, Q25, Q42, Q43, Q48, Q55
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