Dry Dock Greenhouse

Creating fresh food and regenerative resources

Summary: We propose converting a dry dock into a renewable energy showcase to benefit the public: a solar greenhouse farm.

Detailed Description: Built in 1942, this dry dock is currently occupied by a fuel storage station – not very green. By closing the dock gate, the dry dock can be covered by a glass canopy. Powered by building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV), the greenhouse provides year-round farming.

This agrivoltaic approach could be coupled with redevelopment of this district, creating a farm-to-table experience in which new local restaurants could participate. This concept could thus spark economic development and harvest renewable energy simultaneously.