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Solar energy and salt water power vegetable farms in the desert

31 Mar 2017, TRF

With scorching summer temperatures and little rainfall, the barren scrublands around the port of Aqaba in Jordan, one of the world's most arid countries, might seem ill-suited to cultivating cucumbers. Yet a Norwegian company is planning to set up a solar-powered, 20 hectare facility that promises to grow a variety of vegetables without wasting a drop of fresh water.



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