In 2010 Sundrop Farms began operating their first commercial greenhouse facility in South Australia. The greenhouse is situated at the top of the Spencer Gulf, near the city of Port Augusta. Given the lack of fresh water, the degraded pasture land, and harsh climates, traditional horticulture isn’t feasible in this area. With the help of their proprietary technologies, they have been growing delicious, natural and high-quality produce grown from Southern Ocean seawater and sunlight.
Sundrop Farms is in the process of significantly expanding its current operations by 20 hectares using eSolar’s Solar Collector System and a Solar Receiver System from Aalborg CSP A/S. Construction will begin in December 2014 and is due to be completed by 2016.