New LED Lighting Technology Brings The Power Of The Sun To Hydroponics

New LED Lighting Technology Brings The Power Of The Sun To Hydroponics

New LED Lighting Technology Brings The Power Of The Sun To Hydroponics

IAN KUCERAK

July 13, 2018

A high-tech lighting system that mimics the huge variety of sunlight — manufactured by Edmonton company G2V and developed in a University of Alberta lab by research scientist Michael Taschuk —  is now being tested in four cannabis grow operations across Canada.

The G2V lighting system wasn’t developed to grow plants. Instead, it was built to test solar cells at the U of A’s National Institute of Nanotechnology. The goal with solar cells is to get even slight increases in efficiency. This makes it necessary to have extremely precise diagnostic tools for taking measurements, including lamps that mimic the sunlight as it’s experienced on the Earth’s surface in all its variety, hot and cold, bright and dim, and everything in between.

— David Staples

You Don’t Have To Live Near A Large Urban Area To Commercially Grow Hydroponic Leafy Greens

You Don’t Have To Live Near A Large Urban Area To Commercially Grow Hydroponic Leafy Greens

Skyscrapers Full of Lettuce Promise an Eco-Friendly Alternative to Outdoor Farming. "There’s Just One Problem"

Skyscrapers Full of Lettuce Promise an Eco-Friendly Alternative to Outdoor Farming. "There’s Just One Problem"