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Table 2 Optimisation model for the vertical farm. Adapted from [97]

From: Future cities and environmental sustainability

Dimensions of building Energy demand (one month timeline) Energy supply Feasible
Length/width (m) Area/floor(m2) Water pumping required (kWh) Light required (kWh) Total required (kWh) PV required (number of panels) PV available on roof/façade (number of panels) PV available-PV required
10 100 148 0 148 4 593 Yes
20 400 591 0 591 15 1289 Yes
22.5 506 748 57946 58694 1398 1479 Yes
25 625 923 137388 138311 3294 1675 No
28 784 1158 257393 258551 6165 1920 No
30 900 1329 352350 353679 8421 2088 No