Solar-powered floating farms that can produce 20 tons of vegetables every day


This next design is an innovative and new approach to traditional farming. It is an amazing solar powered floating island which is covered with several farms and was created by Forward Thinking Architecture. The floating islands work in a very energy efficient way, harvesting sunlight and rainwater, this way creating a sustainable environment. These floating farms can produce even 20 tons of vegetables daily. The great advantage of this invention is that such farms can be built all around the world, even in places that are hardly accessible or not suitable for farming. This will encourage locals to grow their own food and reduce the amount of imported goods, saving money and giving birth to lots of new jobs. To learn more about these amazing floating farms, check the link below for additional details.


 Each module measure 200×350 meters and can connect with other modules via walkways.


Each module is estimated to produce 8,152 tons of vegetables a year and 1,703 tons of fish a year.








21 Responses to “Solar-powered floating farms that can produce 20 tons of vegetables every day”

  1. Tamer Salama says:

    Hi all
    this is a good idea if I want building it in Egypt how can you help me with support and how much it costs?
    many thanks
    tamer salama

    • Adam says:

      Hello Tamer

      My name is Adam. I am from Australia and I work internationally with sustainability projects including food production systems.

      If you would like some support to design and plan a project like this, with the floating food production systems, let me know.

      My team can provide services to help.
      Website at and

      Kind regards

  2. George mwebembezi says:

    Please send me.update, iam so inspired.Thx

  3. EMRUL HASSAN says:

    Dear sir.

    Thanks for the idea . I would likeSolar-powered floating farms that can produce 20 tons of vegetables. To establish this type of farm in my country where should I get the full project details ?

    • Germán Maldonado says:

      I believe this is just a design.
      Floating farms already exist for fish. I would not be difficult to build one for farming since solar paneling and low voltage electronics are available worldwide.

  4. GroGeo says:

    It’s great to see companies like Forward Thinking Architecture designing buildings that have very little impact on the environment, if any. GroGeo has designed and already built a ‘near zero carbon footprint’, indoor hybrid greenhouse in Colorado. We hope to see more companies around the globe commit to sustainable agriculture.

  5. Siva Das says:

    Please forgive me for being sceptical but I would think the extraction of and manufacturing materials to build and transport the materials would be merely additional damage to the environment and economy. The people who are to work on them would have to travel there and the tons of food supposedly produced would still have to be transported and distributed so it hardly seems like it would solve any problems at all ..merely creating more problems pretending to solve another.

  6. Simon See says:

    Hi if someone in Malaysia interested in the project, do let me know so I can join in the project. Thanks.

  7. matt h says:

    Great idea! What happens when a big wave hits?

  8. Sandy says:

    I’m all for advancing technology but at the same time it’s immensely sad that this is becoming necessary. As farmland is slowly eaten away, sold off, built on, we won’t have land left to grow vegetables any more. Years and years down the road will we then have to worry about running out of room on the water?? Space on this earth is not finite people. New, untouched ground does not just pop up somewhere when we tear down trees and build that new shopping center/townhome community/commercial development.

  9. debra hinkle says:

    I am interested in acquiring a starter kit and need price info.

  10. Diane says:

    Creative, but I don’t see any defenses against sea lions, any of several bird species, or any pest that would invade and destroy the produce and fish being grown on these floating farms. Nice idea, but needs more work.

  11. Betty says:

    How to withstand terrible storms???

  12. Trevor Munian says:

    Hi If we want to setup something similar in South Africa. What are the requirements? Process, Cost, etc.

  13. Nasser Yahya Allamki says:

    BrainChild of this organization should advise FAO-UN or ministry of Agriculture of Developing Counttries.It will be a very big favor for Humanity.God Bless This Organization for the good Work. Pls Help?

  14. Marcelo says:

    I’ll still just doing the same thing on land and not worrying about such logistics issues… also it’s not sustainable if you need to import stuff from many kms away

  15. John Tomson says:

    This is incredible

  16. Ahmed says:

    Hi If we want to setup something similar in Maldives. What are the requirements? Process, Cost, etc

  17. Yamila Acosta-Flamma says:

    Hi, do you export the islands to Europe? I need to manage one or two of those . I live at the sea. Does it work with salty water? I do not think so… plants need sweet water.
    Please let me know if you deliver those island ready built.

  18. Sara says:

    I see a handful of insightful comments actually concerned with the environmental impact this idea could have on our oceans. We’ve already ravaged so much of the earth…..better everyone just figure out how to grow their own. Not a fan.

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