Legal Pot Farmers Hope to Grow a Green Energy Revolution – Cannabis News

Electricity-intensive cannabis production has a big carbon footprint, but with legalization, some eco-conscious growers want to make pot a shining model of sustainability.

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Where Marijuana Plants Flourish Under Energy-Saving LED Lights – Cannabis News

As cannabis has increasingly gone legitimate, electric utilities have struggled to cope with the intensive energy demands of the proliferating industry.

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Austin, Texas company lights way for cannabis industry – Cannabis News

For the third time in three years, Fluence Bioengineering, an Austin company that makes lights for indoor plant growing, has moved into a yet-bigger manufacturing facility.

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LEDs Light Up Indoor Farming and Marijuana Cultivation – Cannabis News

We speak with Randy Mortensen, who heads up a division of Lighting Science focused on cannabis and indoor agriculture.

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As Pot-Growing Expands, Electricity Demands Tax U.S. Grids – Marijuana News

A 1,000-watt bulb, Image: Matthew Staver, Bloomberg

Pot’s not green. The $3.5 billion U.S. cannabis market is emerging as one of the nation’s most power-hungry industries, with the 24-hour demands of thousands of indoor growing sites taxing aging electricity grids and unraveling hard-earned gains in energy conservation.

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Uprooting the cannabis industry’s lighting technology

An Errba COAS™ (Cannabis Optimal Absorption Spectrum) LED panel. Image via Errba Spectrum

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LED lamps, while still controversial, are being touted by some cannabis entrepreneurs as a low-energy, environmentally-friendly way to control the industry’s costs.

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