Dale Solomon is an algae entrepreneur in Southern California. After six months of research on growing spirulina and learning about the market, he started Oasia Farms, a greenhouse microfarm, in 2017. With an engineering background, Dale has used instrumentation to help him understand spirulina’s patterns of behavior.
Oasia Farms sells fresh and frozen spirulina direct to customers and online. Dale also sells fresh spirulina to other marketing companies. The product is selling out, and Dale is ready to expand.
In this video Dale explains his solar panel design that heats water to keep ponds warmer in the winter. He also discusses the importance of having instrumentation that allows extensive monitoring of the crop for ongoing health maintenance.
Video produced by Spirulina Source, interview by Robert Henrikson ©2022
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