Grow360 System offers solutions to the limitations of existing vertical farming methods. Below are listed the key differentiators that will make the Grow360 indoor system the "The Future of Hydroponics”
Highest number of plants per m
No excess humidity
No excess heat
Modular system allows quick and easy replacement of crops
Even CO distribution
Even air flow distribution
Direct Feed Mist Irrigation
Equal nutrition to each plant
Light & Energy
100% grid independence
Proprietary solar & wind technology
Lighting technology with no heat production
Ideal wavelength for individual plants and stages
Water and Nutrients
Organic fertilizer and substrate
Closed-loop system recycles nutrients and corrects mineral deficiencies
Automation and Robotics
Artificial intelligence algorithms
Robotic harvester and transporter
Grow360 Unit's Dimensions
Each panel holds 12 plants
12 plants x 12 panels
= 144 plants
12 panels make a tower
1 Tower holds 144 plants
The Grow360 Unit is composed of 15 towers.
144 plants x 15 towers
= 2160 plants
2160 plants per unit
250 gr per plant
240 plants/m2 x 18 harvests x .250 kg
= 1080 kg/m2
*Facility space not included
**Weight per harvested crop is estimated from a combination of herbs, leafy greens, and heads of lettuce with an average weight of 250 g per plant and 18 harvests per year.
HIGHEST GROWING AREA
Often space usage efficiency in vertical farming is thought of in terms of land area, meaning horizontal usage of space, disregarding the vertical requirements. A system might produce what would seem a high amount of crops. However, this efficiency in land area is accomplished mainly by stacking horizontal layers on top of each other. This means, their increased production is mostly a result of an increase in volume usage. The lack of consideration for volume usage makes it difficult to compare and evaluate different systems. With the aim of facilitating this comparison, we are presenting a mathematical analysis and explanation of the Grow360 Units space usage efficiency.
Systems that grow plants vertically are more efficient than those that stack layers horizontally. Therefore, we will do the comparison between the Grow360 rotating cylinders and vertical layers.
Grow360 Cylinder vs. Flat Surface
The circumference of a circle is defined by C=2πr. Therefore, the growing area of half the cylinder is 64 cm
Growing area of a vertical “wall” in the same 2D space is 80.7cm.
The growing area of the cylinder is smaller than that of a flat line. This is, however, only an apparent loss in growing area as we will see with the Cone Gain.
As the plants grow, so does the growing area.
Rotation prevents plants from being burnt, therefor distance between plants and LED fixtures can be minimized.
1.57 X 2.4 = 3.8
The Grow360 system can be assembled in stackable units and customized according to specific needs.
Top Producer A
Number of Crops per m2
Annual Yield per m2
Energy per kg
Water per kg
Top Producer B
The core of our motivation is to support the hydroponics industry expand to the level required to meet the food demand of a growing population. Hydroponics and vertical farming offer a realistic and tangible solution to that challenge. As such, entering the hydroponic industry seems like an exciting opportunity. Simultaneously, designing and building a suitable system might be cumbersome or inefficient. In order to address the need for simplicity and efficiency, we have designed the eco-friendly and low-cost Grow360 units.
Farming facilities using our environmentally-controlled vertical farming technology can grow year-round vegetables, fruits, and flower.
Our system can be used by newcomers or seasoned hydroponic farmers, alike. Since we design, build and install systems according to specific needs. Additionally, we provide education and training followed by ongoing support for the licensed units.
Initial system design will consider high-market value produce to create a rapid return on investment.
For licensing of the Grow360 system or for further inquiries, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We design, build, install and offer ongoing support worldwide.