Tackling the unsustainability of mass production in agriculture, Pnat developed the fascinating Jellyfish Barge, an autonomous hydroponic growing facility. This floating greenhouse combines hydroponic cultivations and solar desalination. Apart from not relying on soil to grow crops, it can also purify up to 150 liters of salt, brackish or polluted water a day by using solar power.
The Jellyfish Barge is a 70 square meter wooden octagon floating on top of recycled plastic drums. The base supports a glass dome and the solar panels that provide energy for the fans and pumps. The Barge is capable to provide the food and water needs for two families and, as it is also modular, it can be combined with others to provide for larger communities.