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The smart greenhouse system presented at the startup exhibition automatically provides the energy, water and heat necessary for plant growth.

Students Hamad AlAwadhi and Dawood AlAwadhi present their smart greenhouse system at the Expand North Star exhibition in Dubai.

Published: Mon Oct 16, 2023, 6:00 am

Sustainability has been the talk of the town since the United Arab Emirates announced 2023 as the “Year of Sustainability” and hosted the COP28 global climate change conference later this year.

It’s also a hot topic at the Expand North Star expo, where more than 1,400 startups from around the world showcase their products. Schools in the UAE are also jumping on the bandwagon, highlighting it to young students.

Students Hamad AlAwadhi and Dawood AlAwadhi from Al Mawakeb School, Al Khawaneej, have developed a smart greenhouse system that protects crops from climate change and global warming through a smart farm that provides the energy, water and heat necessary for the growth of plants automatically and intelligently 24 hours a day. and throughout the year.

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The system, which can work automatically without human intervention, also ensures that plants grow healthy. The students showcased the system in Hall 1 of the Expand North Star exhibition, which is part of Gitex Global, the world’s largest gathering of technology companies and startups.

“All these settings can be controlled through a smart app. This can be applied to any farm and is also quite economical,” Hamad and Dawood told Khaleej Times at the exhibition.

The system is divided into four sections. First, an irrigation system provides the soil with sensors that measure the amount of water in the soil. If the soil is dry, the system automatically activates the pump and waters the plants through irrigation pipes. Once the ground gets wet, the pump stops automatically.


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