We use the sun’s energy to produce freshwater for irrigation. And we turn it into electricity to power our greenhouse to heat and cool our crops.
Sunlight is the beginning of everything we do, from harvesting its energy to run our solar energy systems to providing the light needed to produce our high quality produce.
We draw seawater from the nearby Spencer Gulf to provide water for our evaporative cooling systems and to feed out desalination plan.
Our Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) system reduces our reliance on fossil fuels by producing heat, electricity and water for our greenhouse use.
Steam generated from the CSP is fed into a steam turbine to provide electricity needed to power critical equipment in our greenhouses.
Using heat from the CSP and seawater drawn from the Spencer Gulf, our Multi Effect Distillation system produces freshwater to irrigate our crops.
Freshwater produced on site and supplemented with town water is combined with nutrients to irrigate our crops.
Our best in class greenhouses provide the ideal growing environment to produce high quality fruit and provide barriers to pests and disease more prevalent in open field farming.
A Sundrop greenhouse turns seawater and sunlight into energy and water.
We then use sustainably sourced carbon dioxide and nutrients to maximise the growth of our crops.
Sundrop Farms desalination process produces freshwater that is pure and distilled, with no need for chemical treatment.
At Sundrop Farms we use sunlight to cool, heat and run our growing environments, so we’re not adding to the world’s output of C02.
We don’t use either volatile water and energy in our production processes. Instead we turn to abundant, renewable inputs like sea water and heat from the sun.
We are showing the world that you can grow delicious, mouthwatering produce without needing fossil fuels, vast amounts of fresh water and thousands of acres of cultivated farmland.
In other words, we are breaking farming’s dependence on finite resources.