The Solar Planter Concept from Kevin Cheng

05 August of 2010 by

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The Solar Planter by designer Kevin Cheng is an innovative in-home planter that takes advantage of its naturalenvironment and placement. The planter uses solar energy, as well asartificial lighting, to power a condensation system, which is used tocollect moisture from ambient air. The planter also records light andwater input related to the plant being grown. Using the data collected,the flow of water is optimized to maximize plant growth.

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A running fan is also placed in the exit vent to create suctionwithin the planter, which draws air from which moisture is collected.The planter is connected to a Peltier module that acts as athermoelectric heat pump. The cold sink absorbs heat from thesurroundings and transfers it to the heat sink that radiates it. The air in the planter, cooled after condensation, is released into the room.

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