Equinox – A Carbon-Neutral Self-Sufficient Offshore Farming Platform
With residential and commercial complexes being developed over the world, the future of farming does seem grim. Several architectural firms are planning unique vertical farms that will bring farms to the urban world, but the designers over at Formation Design Group have come up with an ingenious proposal that could make farming on offshore locations possible.
The design group has conceptualized a self-sufficient, carbon neutral floating offshore farming platform – the Equinox. The Equinox is intended to serve coastal regions with an emphasis on areas with dense population lacking adequate land for food production. The Equinox runs on an electrical propulsion system that is fueled by renewable energy collected by the platform’s onboard solar and wind generators.
The platform also harvests rainwater and desalinates seawater for use within the floating farm. Premium crops are to be grown with the Equinox using hydroponic methods. The greenhouse nurtures crops and protects them from environmental exposure at sea. The platform also has the ability to anchor at the most suitable food growing locations at sea, and after the produce is ready to be harvested, the platform can come back at the shore.