VoltServer’s Digital Electricity™ helps power GreenSeal Cannabis Co.’s tiered, indoor cannabis operation with precision, helping to optimize lighting.
Establishing best practices through research and development permeates the entire operation, from testing the perfect pot size to looking at the optimal way to deliver nutrients, says Phil Niles, GreenSeal’s executive vice president of strategic planning. Niles says cannabis growers have to perfect their own cultivation environments through trials to achieve the highest quality product.
So when Quebec-based Université Laval and Digital Electricity™ and horticultural solution provider VoltServer approached GreenSeal about a light intensity study three years ago, it was a perfect fit.
“Obviously with the cannabis plant, lights are your substitute for the sun,” Niles says. “It deserves the fullest attention when you're trying to replace such an important part of a plant’s lifecycle.”
GreenSeal incorporated VoltServer’s Digital Electricity™ technology into the grow. Using equipment outside of the cultivation space, it converts conventional electricity into smaller “packets,” which are sent through receivers inside the grow rooms to deliver power to equipment, such as VoltServer’s lights.
Digital Electricity™ is inherently safe, and it is delivered via low-voltage cables. This gives growers more control over how electricity is delivered, says Chris Murray, a master electrician with 15 years of experience and facility manager at GreenSeal.
“The environment that we work in, at the density that we work in, to take on the responsibility of delivering that much power into such a small space becomes an obvious safety concern,” Murray says. “VoltServer’s technology helped to alleviate those concerns.”