“We’ve been working closely with Fluence and we’re setting the standard for the industry by deploying Fluence LED solutions at the nation’s most high-tech cannabis factory,” said Andrew Modlin, President and Co-Founder of MedMen.
The commercial horticulture industry is on the same trajectory we saw play out in Silicon Valley. From the smartphones in our pockets to the smart appliances in our homes, technology is radically changing the world around us. Similarly, the commercial cannabis industry is experiencing a seismic change driven by the compound semiconductor and its application in light-emitting diode (LED) lighting. The core mission at Fluence Bioengineering is to help growers achieve their cultivation and business growth objectives while simultaneously reducing the associated input costs and resources. This equips our customers with the power to price their products strategically in an industry that is starting to experience price compression in various markets. This cost-savings equips our customers with the power to price their products strategically in an industry that is starting to experience price compression in various markets.
Our commercial LED grow lights are designed around three financial drivers to help our clients achieve their cultivation and business objectives:
- Increase revenue per square foot;
- Reduce operating costs per pound of finished product; and
- Deliver consistent, high-quality, year-round crop production.
At any given time, Fluence is working with multiple partners and research institutions around the world to explore novel ways we can use lighting systems to produce quantifiable and repeatable results. Specifically, we run controlled environment experiments to understand how photosynthetic photon flux density (PPFD), spectral composition and photoperiodic light treatments can increase yield and alter cannabinoid profiles and terpene expression. We are not interested in marketing untested LED products to drive near-term sales growth; instead, we want to drive the innovation that will position the cannabis industry as a technology leader in the global agriculture market. All Fluence LED-based solutions are designed and built in the United States using a combination of state-of-the-art robotics and hand-assembly in our Austin, Texas, headquarters.
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