Indoor Agriculture

Vertical Farming

In the book “Smart Plant Factory-The Next Generation Indoor Vertical Farms”, the light energy use efficiency for vertical farms is less than 5% (Kozai, T 2018). Vertical farming overall has the advantage of maximizing the use of input resources except in the case of photosynthetic active radiation (PAR) for plant growth.

In terms of energy usage, the farming strategy has been treated as a fad by academic researchers and as a drain on energy resources by state agencies. The industry is battling the reputation as a high emitter of green house gases and energy hogs. We are providing options that will help vertical farmers overcome PAR obstacles through an environmentally sustainable approach.

The Problem

75% of the energy consumed by an LED becomes heat.

25% of the operating expense is energy cost.

LEDs do not replicate the solar spectrum.

Our Solution

Track the sun to concentrate the sun's rays. Filter heat-generating radiation to deliver cool light.

Offset energy cost by at least 50%.

Funnel the sunlight into optical fibers and route it's energy indoors for plant use. This delivers full-spectrum sunlight for higher quantity and quality per yield.