The new hybrid microgrid system will be built for the farm’s newly commissioned facility in New Jersey, which will be designed to support indoor vertical farming. That microgrid will involve a rooftop solar array and natural gas generator, coupled with a lithium-ion battery storage system. A cloud-connected system behind the meter will connect the microgrid.
Indoor growers are looking to cut spiraling electricity consumption with custom-built microgrids in U.S. states where cannabis cultivation is legal. The firms are considering solar, co-generation and battery systems as ways to cut the cost of energy, which is the second-biggest overhead for many growers, said Duncan Campbell, vice president of project development at Scale […]
Scale Microgrid Solutions has partnered with Schneider Electric to deliver microgrid for indoor vertical farm company Bowery Farming.
The Cannabis Environmental Best Management Practices Guide (the Guide) is the product of the Denver Department of Public Health & Environment (DDPHE) Cannabis Sustainability Working Group (CSWG), an interdisciplinary, collaborative, sustainability work group convened in 2016 for the purpose of providing sector-specific sustainability resources and guidance to the local cannabis industry.
New Frontier Data, the authority in data, analytics and business intelligence on the global cannabis industry, in partnership with Resource Innovation Institute and Scale Microgrid Solutions, releases The Cannabis Energy Report: Current and Evolving State of Cannabis Energy Consumption.
In partnership with New Frontier Data, the authority in cannabis industry data and business intelligence, and Resource Innovation Institute, the leading cannabis sustainability non-profit, Scale Microgrid Solutions is pleased to announce The Cannabis Energy Report: Current and Evolving State of Cannabis Energy Consumption. This report provides a first of its kind data-driven, contemporary and comprehensive […]
In a crisis, it’s not just utility customers that use microgrids to get back to business. Utilities, themselves, can too. Washington State’s Snohomish County offers the latest example of a utility microgrid being developed for that purpose.
New Frontier Data, in partnership with Scale Microgrid Solutions and Resource Innovation Institute, is producing the most comprehensive analysis of current energy consumption in today’s fast growing and quickly evolving cannabis industry. The study will examine cultivators’ and operators’ energy consumption across North America and will provide operational insights and cost indicators that can immediately […]
When John Caldwell of the Edison Electric Institute began a microgrid task force a few years ago, the utilities that joined saw no need to meet more than annually. Now they want to meet monthly, reflecting what Caldwell sees as exponential growth in utility microgrids.
“Long term, energy management is probably the single biggest driver of economic success in the cannabis market,” Hade says. “Today, energy costs represent anywhere from 25 percent to 50 percent of a cultivation facility’s total operating costs. That percentage will almost certainly go up as the cultivation process becomes increasingly automated, which is already happening.