Arctic Vegetable Production Facility
This paper introduces the design of a prototype for a vegetable production facility in the arctic settlement Arviat, Nunavut, Canada, with a population of 1,899. Design considerations include adaptation to extreme Arctic weather, usage of renewable energy source, and providing a profitable solution at a competitive vegetable selling price. The final design comprises of a greenhouse driven by two wind turbines with the implementation of an aeroponic production method that yields 300 tomatoes per week. The estimated capital cost is approximately $101,000 with an expected maximum and minimum payback period of 27 and 5 years respectively.