Horticulture projects LED lit-crop solutions for vertical farming: Simplifying the horticulture market with Low Voltage Solutions. The big problem with lit-crops and vertical farming is how to remove the heat generated by the LED lights and the energy costs of running the LED lights and cooling units to remove the heat.
“By Removing the AC/DC drivers and running the LED Lights directly on the ELe® 48V DC strings improved the energy efficiency and doesn’t generate the same heat levels as alternate solutions – bringing down energy costs and Carbon footprints.”
Growing plants in the UK under LED lights is a rapidly expanding market. Applications include lit-crop glasshouses for all year round tomato growing and multi-tiered indoor farms for microgreens, lettuce and herb production. This sector faces rapid growth but at the same time rapidly increasing energy and carbon footprints to deliver the grow units. ELe® technology has the potential to reduce energy demand in the lit-crop units by approximately 45-50%
“Lit-crop solutions available today recognise the value in Blue and Red light spectrums in the growing cycle, but they generally provide a mixed blue and red light bar with a simple on/off switch. The ELe® system has the ability to control the mix and intensity of blue, red and far red LED lights independently of each other improving growing cycles and crop yields.”
The ELe® technology model not only reduces running costs but also cost of energy generation as these installations can be electricity demand limited and tend to install and run their own power plant.
Our Horticulture or lit-crop vertical farming offer is Low Energy and High efficiency LED Light solutions for lit-crop vertical farming. Controllable low voltage LED lights (Red/Blue/Far Red) enabling faster, more efficient growing with less heat – with the combined ability to incorporate Solar power and battery technology.
Innovate UK Project – Low Energy Urban Farm
An amazing energy-efficient fully-automated growing environment, delivered by iGrowing, powered by ELe® purpose built products to power, monitor and control low energy urban farms.
This clever innovative vertical farming technology improves crop growth, increases yield, reduces carbon emissions, and increases food security. The system manages power output and environmental parameters creating a stable and reliable growing environment all year round, energy demand is reduced in the lit-crop units by up to 70 percent.
The energy-efficient system allows users to adjust light recipes based on the individual requirements of each plant, providing a bespoke growing environment. Maximising the output and quality of the crop, an amazing growing solution for modern agriculture.
Reaseheath College – LED Test Grow Laboratories
Powered by ELe® ultra-low energy DC 48 Volt LED lighting system perfect for indoor test grow laboratories, which can be fine-tuned depending on crop stage while a state-of-the art climate control system makes it possible to change temperature, humidity, and air flow.
This clever innovative vertical farming technology improves crop growth, increases yield, reduces carbon emissions, and increases food security.
The system manages power output and environmental parameters creating a stable and reliable growing environment all year round, energy demand is reduced in the lit-crop units by up to 70 percent.
Reaseheath College – Low Energy Urban Farm
An energy-efficient fully-automated growing environment, delivered by iGrowing, powered by ELe® purpose built products to power, monitor and control low energy urban farms.
A fully automated and monitored growing system installed at Reaseheath College enabling them to grow crops efficiently in their multi-tiered urban farms at their Vertical Farming Centre, the UK’s largest training and research centre for vertical farming.
All lighting and environment is powered and controlled via the ELe® Energy Monitor App 24 hours a day 7 days a week to help optimise the performance of the Low Voltage System. Powered directly from a 20kW solar array supported by a 22.5kW battery back-up system.
The mix and intensity of blue, red and far red LED lights can be controlled independently of each other which improves growing cycles and crop yields, a perfect system for multi-tiered indoor urban farms using energy-efficient technology.
Plantraisers Ltd – Growing Containers
40′ Growing container purpose built with the ELe® lighting and power system – along with Solar and Battery power.
Plantraisers Ltd – Portable Grow Pods
Small portable grow pods capable of being powered with solar panels.
Growing Better – Urban Farming Social Enterprise
Together we helped develop an innovative low energy hydroponic vertical farming solution that can scale from a restaurant kitchen to a warehouse.