Plant Raisers Ltd, the largest propagator of glasshouse salad crops in the UK, are taking propagation ‘Off Grid’. They developed a system to produce seedlings using an off-grid LED lit vertical farming facility, together with sister company IGrowing Ltd. The concept has been designed to eliminate the carbon footprint associated with vertical farming and maximise the yield of seedlings per unit of electricity. 💪
The resulting system is the culmination of 3+ years of research focused on containerised growing seedlings with minimum energy input. The total energy demand of the container system is so low that it can support off grid production with power provided by locally mounted solar panels and/or a small scale wind turbine with a stand by gas generator available as an optional extra.
The project is now fully operational and will be further developed by iGrowing Ltd for customer specific applications. The system components can also be fitted into larger vertical farm developments looking to take advantage of the energy savings and design methodology.
Well, damn! Proud to be working with these innovators! 👏
Read more about the project on Hortidaily.com (article: "Producing seedlings in an off-grid LED lit vertical farming facility") #verticalfarming #innovation #led #seedlings #plantraisers #farmers #growers #sustainability #energysaving #offgrid #research #agriculture #horticulture #farming