In today’s post, I am looking at the possibilities for Singapore to adopt the LED lighted urban agriculture. As a continuation from the previous post “In Retrospect: Singapore’s vertical farmings must not use LED light bulbs (1)”, I will argue that Singapore should not adopt this model of urban agriculture despite its benefits. This is because Singapore always claims itself to be “alternative-energy disadvantaged”.
- Hydroelectric power cannot be harnessed, as Singapore lacks a major river system
- Wind speeds are too low and we lack the land footprint for commercial wind turbines.
- Our prospects for geothermal energy are low.
- Our calm seas, which make us a good port, results in tidal ranges that are too low for commercial tidal power generation.
- Our small physical size (715.8 sq km), high population density and land scarcity limits our potential for sustainably-grown domestic biomass, and for the construction of solar-power farms.