Gita and Elihu speak with Nick Collins and Jesse Remillard, ERS, the energy efficiency of growing cannabis indoors.
This article was originally published on energynews.us on Sept. 16, 2019. The state law seeks to avoid blackouts and other grid problems when its marijuana law takes effect Jan. 1. When Illinois’ new law legalizing recreational marijuana takes effect Jan. 1, growers will face some of the strongest energy efficiency and reporting requirements in the […]
Massachusetts approves energy regulations for cannabis cultivation. What are the implications? Written by Sam Milton, Climate Resources Group, March 1, 2018 In its final day of deliberations after a wide-ranging nearly 6-month regulation-development process, the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission (CCC) just raised the bar on cannabis cultivation in the state. In short, the Commission agreed to include all […]
The Cannabis Industry Has a Fossil Fuel Reliance Problem Merry Jane, June 21,2017 As the legal cannabis industry grows, so does its carbon footprint. In order to grow cannabis plants indoors, cultivators must resort to using powerful high-pressure sodium lights, similar to the ones used in hospital operating rooms. These lights produce about 500 times […]
Understand energy efficiency of LED horticultural lighting systems LEDs Magazine, April 19, 2017 There are multiple considerations that a business faces when evaluating light sources to use for horticultural lighting, including but not limited to: light intensity, spectrum, uniformity of light distribution, energy efficiency, and fixture lifespan. Horticultural lighting systems convert electrical energy into light […]
Nick Collins, ERS, for Zondits Zondits recently interviewed Walter Stark, CTO of MSP Technology, on the dehumidification equipment they have designed for the indoor agricultural and cannabis markets. We hoped to get a better understanding of the systems that MSP offers, the energy advantages, and what brought them to the indoor cannabis cultivation market. What […]
Daniel Stewart for Zondits, December 1, 2015. Image credit: Miguel Peixe The legalization of medical and/or recreational marijuana in twenty-seven states has paved the way for a boom in the growing of cannabis, and growers in large numbers are the latest addition to the indoor agriculture industry. Currently, they account for nearly 2% of all electric […]