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Meet the World’s First Commercial-Scale Solar Project in Cannabis

In this episode of A Tech Moment, we speak with Tom DiGiovanni, CFO from Canndescent about how their facility implemented solar power to offset energy usage and set the standard for sustainable cannabis.

by   |   April 15, 2019

Cannabis Facility Design - Get Built & Licensed Quickly!

Learn this architecture team's approach to taking your business idea to built reality safely, predictably and efficiency.

by   |   January 03, 2019

Effective Bottom Line Growth Strategies With Farm Management Software

Ellis Smith and guest Matt Mayberry, CEO and Co-Founder of Trym, discuss how you can make informed decisions to improve operational efficiency, maintain consistency, grow revenue, and increase your competitive advantage.

by   |   December 19, 2018

Harnessing Off-Grid Grow Technologies for Cannabis

Energy consumption is a significant concern for cannabis cultivation. Off-grid technology may lead the green industry to alternate solutions.

by   |   November 08, 2018

Cannabis Cultivation and Solar: Improving Energy Efficiency in the Industry

The cannabis industry’s ecological footprint is not as green as we think, but solar may help.

by   |   July 30, 2018

OLEDs Moving from Television Screens to Cannabis Grow Ops

Low heat and energy efficient lighting could dramatically change how we farm cannabis.

by   |   July 05, 2018

Engineering in the Cannabis Industry

Regardless of the product, when a new industry emerges, opportunities arise for early adopters to jump into highly rewarding positions in an exciting new field. With industries as promising as cannabis and hemp, many people are finding new ways to incorporate skills and expertise, learned from more mainstream industries, to forge a new path during the early days of the Green Rush.

by   |   June 06, 2018

OSRAM Positioned to be the Leading Horticultural Solutions Provider

Osram, the semiconductor manufacturer, sees horticultural lighting as a big part of their future. Will we see more acquisitions like this soon?

by   |   April 20, 2018

A Greener Green Part 3: CO2 Emissions

With the massive energy consumption of the cannabis industry comes the eminent emission of CO2. This output is posing a challenge for states with goals to reduce their greenhouse emissions and create sustainable cannabis programs.

by   |   April 11, 2018

Dynamic Supplemental Sunlight for Your Grow Facility

John Perricone and Jonathan Cachat, PhD, co-founders of SunGrown Zero, aim to completely upend the current industry standards in cannabis related energy consumption.

by   |   April 09, 2018

Environmental Control of Cannabis Cultivation

Precise Control with Half the Energy

by   |   March 19, 2018

A Greener Green Part 1: Energy Consumption

States and businesses across the industry are taking the initiative to produce more sustainable and energy-efficient cannabis to reduce their environmental footprint.

by   |   January 17, 2018

AEssenseGrows: A Symphony Of Precision Agriculture

What happens when a group of self-professed “Silicon Valley Geeks” find themselves immersed in cannabis cultivation? Limitless possibilities. The push for technology in the indoor agriculture industry is no different than any other: to bring a user-friendly interface to hide the complex processes for a software controlled, mechanical environment.

by   |   December 25, 2017

Defining Cannabis Cultivation Energy Standards

In a recent interview, Cannabis Tech and Ellis Smith had the opportunity to discuss the future of energy efficiency and standards with energy expert John Morris, founder and board secretary of Resource Innovation Institute.

by   |   November 30, 2017

Energy Rebates: Made Easy for Lighting Vendors and Growers

With over 38 successful rebate applications under its belt, Seinergy has contributed to over 20 million annual kWh of approved energy reductions within the cannabis industry thus far; equivalent to outfitting over 7,500 homes with solar panels

by   |   November 04, 2017

How to Create a Truly Data Driven Grow

Through innovation in data management and communications systems, Braingrid envisions a future focused on data-driven growing for the cannabis industry.

by   |   October 20, 2017

What You Need To Know About LED Lighting Recipes

Long gone are the days of growing cannabis with a simple on-off light switch and a manually managed light schedule. Large-scale commercial operations rely on much more than intuition these days; using high-tech mobile apps for remote management and in-depth analysis of historical light information. In fact, growers are now using technology to learn intimate details about the light requirements of specific strains and then making minute adjustments to produce individualized LED light recipes that their forefathers could only dream about.

by   |   October 14, 2017

Can Nanogrids and Microgrids Support Cannabis Energy Requirements?

Learn the basics of microgrids and nanogrids and see how they're being utilized for indoor agricultural facilities.

by   |   September 19, 2017

Mitigating Cannabis Power Intensive Requirements

Although hydroponic energy consumption data collection has led to recent concern about amounts used, sustainability has taken the driver’s seat in talks with the newest innovations in alternative sources of power.

by   |   September 12, 2017

The Hemp Battery Construction as a Coin Cell and its Comparison to the Lithium Counterpart

This article outlines the process on how to construct a hemp cell and how the discharge curve compares against a lithium cell.