A lot of work is currently being done to design the eight metre high greenhouse complex for the 21st century. A huge saving is being realised due to an optimum use of the latest techniques in the field of heat and cold pumps, LED lighting and solar collectors, giving Monster the most energy-conserving greenhouse complex in the world. The surplus energy is supplied to the nearby residential area. After a successful adoption of LED lighting in the ‘semi-closed’ greenhouse complex, Koppert Cress decided to further expand its greenhouses with LED lamps from Lemnis Lighting.
Faster development of crops, less light pollution for the environment
Long-term tests have indicated that LED lighting has a positive influence on the development of plants: the production of the various herbs goes faster; the crop is tastier and remains more compact. By using layered cultivation, optimum use is made of the space, and the production of micro vegetables can be increased on the same floor area. In addition, the lighting is much less damaging to the environment: instead of a bright yellow glow, these lamps provide a soft purple glow that does not hinder the environment.