LED Lighting Helps Line Scotland's First Vertical Farm To Reduce Energy Consumption By 50%

- Sep 10, 2018-

  The deployment of LED lighting in agricultural activities has attracted wide attention worldwide.

It can be done in places with harsh environmental conditions, where food can be provided and transport distances reduced.

Vertical farming was born, designed to produce food with greater efficiency and less waste of resources.

  Recently, in Scotland, agritech company Intelligent Growth Solutions (IGS) launched Scotland's first vertical farm and claimed it was the world's most advanced indoor farm, owning the company's patented power and communications technology.

  The IGS vertical farm is located at the James Hutton institute, and the researchers worked with the IGS team to explore the effects of different growing lights on improving crop yields and quality.

Vertical farms can be monitored through a platform, according to the IGS.

  Compared to other indoor growing environments, the solution will help reduce energy consumption by 50 percent.

  Meanwhile, in Las Vegas, a start-up, Oasis Biotech, turned a vacant industrial site into one of the largest indoor vertical farms in the United States.

Vertical farm has been serving food to restaurants in Las Vegas since it opened last month.

Thanks to an LED lighting system and a controlled indoor environment, farms can grow fresh vegetables year-round.

  The ultimate goal of vertical farming is to reduce water waste, eliminate pesticide use and shorten food miles by reducing food waste by 90 percent by growing fresh vegetables locally and on demand.