Eddy, Bethel L.
NZ / New Zealand
Victoria University of Wellington
This project produced a feasibility report for a hydroponic greenhouse to the Ngati Kea Ngati Tuara hapu of Horohoro, New Zealand that aims to utilize the excess electricity produced by the Maori community’s micro-hydro power system. To ascertain opinions on a greenhouse project and specific candidate crops, watercress and koura, the team interviewed and surveyed members of the hapu, restaurants, and consumers in nearby tourist hot-spot Rotorua. The report presents a series of flow charts, allowing the hapu to choose a greenhouse structure and technology. The project also addressed the micro-hydro system’s intake congestion and documented its maintenance. Technical reviews and participant observation allowed the team to recommend a floating boom to decrease the congestion.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Interactive Qualifying Project
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