Hot Springs IoTernal: Agricultural Innovator - Kodama Norihiro *RERUN
With its many volcanoes, Japan has the world's third-highest potential for geothermal energy. In 1984, Hachimantai, Iwate Pref. opened the country's first such power station, with greenhouses reusing the hot spring water to grow vegetables in the harsh northern winters. After falling out of use, they were revived by Kodama Norihiro, who has fused geothermal spring water with the Internet of Things to create a simple, sustainable new agricultural model that aims to revitalize this rural area.
Kodama developed a new agricultural method with the Internet of Things
Smart farm staffs with Kodama
Basil grown in smart farm
First shipment ceremony of basil grown in smart farm