Agriculture, Electrification

Electrification Impacts On Indoor Farming And Controlled Environments


In August,  Greenhouse Product News published an article I wrote about electrification impacts on controlled environment agriculture (CEA).

The primary strategy of local, state and national governments to address climate change is rapid electrification of building heating and cooling, hot water and the transportation sectors. Simultaneously, the electrical generation mix will gradually transition from fossil fuels — carbon-emitting sources — to renewable sources such as wind and solar and additional nuclear power plants.

Governments pursue electrification because it is the simplest strategy to address climate change and greenhouse gas emissions; however, it will be a bumpy ride that will impact every individual and business. The indoor farming industry will be no exception. Here are some of the ways that rapid electrification will impact the indoor farming industry…..

Read the full story in Greenhouse Product News, here.



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David Shiller
David Shiller is the Publisher of LightNOW, and President of Lighting Solution Development, a North American consulting firm providing business development services to advanced lighting manufacturers. The ALA awarded David the Pillar of the Industry Award. David has co-chaired ALA’s Engineering Committee since 2010. David established MaxLite’s OEM component sales into a multi-million dollar division. He invented GU24 lamps while leading ENERGY STAR lighting programs for the US EPA. David has been published in leading lighting publications, including LD+A, enLIGHTenment Magazine, LEDs Magazine, and more.


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