New Consortium to Reduce Greenhouse Energy Use

CALS News profiles GLASE's quest to increase local vegetable production while reducing energy consumption.

It sounds like an impossible task for a greenhouse grower: produce more vegetables while using less energy. But now, thanks to a new public-private consortium led by researchers at Cornell and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), the impossible seems possible.

GLASE (Greenhouse Lighting and Systems Engineering) aims to reduce electricity use for greenhouse lighting by up to 70%.

Hitting those goals will mean coupling RPI's leading-edge work on energy-efficient LED lighting with Cornell's best-in-class lighting and control systems that optimize lighting conditions.

Read the full article at the link below.

Cornell CALS

June 5, 2017

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