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Schneider Electric, Scale Microgrid Solutions Agree to Co-create Microgrid for Bowery Farming

Schneider Electric, Scale Microgrid Solutions Agree to Co-create Microgrid for Bowery Farming

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.

Cannabis Growers Eye Microgrids to Cut Energy Bills

Cannabis Growers Eye Microgrids to Cut Energy Bills

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 […]

Cannabis Environmental Best Management Practices Guide

Cannabis Environmental Best Management Practices Guide

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.

The 2018 Cannabis Report

The 2018 Cannabis Report

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 […]

Companies Partner to Study Reducing the Carbon Footprint of Cannabis

Companies Partner to Study Reducing the Carbon Footprint of Cannabis

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 […]

Reducing Carbon Footprint is a Win/Win

Reducing Carbon Footprint is a Win/Win

“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.

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