Our collaboration with NREL

Posted by Eric Eisele on

GrowFlux was recently chosen to be part of Wells Fargo's IN2 Innovation Incubator. As part of this program, Wells Fargo has provided $250k in research funding for GrowFlux to partner with NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory) and the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center.

GrowFlux's working objectives with NREL and the Danforth Center are to benchmark the energy savings with GrowFlux's greenhouse lighting controls technology. GrowFlux plans to launch turnkey light sensor based control for greenhouses that are compatible with all GrowFlux Mesh lighting controllers as well as GrowFlux Mesh enabled lights. The control algorithm uses Apogee Instruments PAR sensors to precisely control light levels in response to the real time sunlight availability.

GrowFlux and NREL are currently building machine learning algorithms to optimize lighting strategies for a range of climate conditions, lighting products, and Daily Light Integral (DLI) objectives. Follow our blog for more updates as our work develops. 

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