Adriano Desideri (The Netherlands)

The world population will increase by 2.5 billion people in 30 years causing a drastic rise in food demand, with agriculture expected to double production! The problem is to keep pace in a sustainable way, thus ensuring a future for humanity. Greenhouse-based horticulture reduces the pressure on water and soil resources but requires huge amounts of energy, currently supplied burning fossil fuels.
SOLHO developed an innovative energy system called SPRHOUT (Solar PoweRed Horticultural Off-grid UniT), which uses solar power to provide all the input needed by a greenhouse farm: heat, electricity and cooling.
The SPRHOUT is the first renewable solution proposed to deploy economically viable off-grid energy systems coupled to greenhouses, and able to run 24/7 thanks to its unique energy storage capabilities.

SOLHO proposes an innovative and fully off-grid energy system called SPRHOUT (Solar-PoweRed Horticultural Off-grid UniT) that, using solar power and thanks to a thermal energy storage system, can fulfil the needs of a greenhouse-based horticultural project. The SPRHOUT allows to deploy completely off-grid greenhouses, thus opening new market opportunities in areas with unreliable infrastructure. The SPRHOUT eliminates constraints on the location of new horticultural projects, and substantially reduces the environmental impact of food production.

The SPRHOUT benefits are:
Off-grid, no need for electricity grid or gas network 24/7 operation thanks to unique storage capabilities 90% operational savings compared to current solutions

Solho - Adriano Desideri (The Netherlands)


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Adriano Desideri






The Netherlands
Company Solho
Country The Netherlands
CEO Adriano Desideri
Postcode Lotteries Green Challenge Nominee