Commercial scale


Port Augusta, Australia




Charlie Paton, Phillip Saumweber, Reinier Wolterbeek, Adam Paton

The Australia project began in 2010 and marked the first project with commercial focus. Falling input prices and increasing efficiency, particularly of solar PV and reverse osmosis desalination technologies, as well intensification of water-stress and drought worldwide made Seawater Greenhouse a unique business opportunity. The project began as a 2000 m2 pilot facility near Port Augusta and now, under new owners Sundrop Farms, has scaled up 100-fold to 20 hectares.