When compared to crops grown outdoors, those cultivated in greenhouses and other indoor grow facilities produce higher yields thanks to greater control over the growing environment. Agricultural businesses also choose to go indoor to grow more delicate crops that need specific moisture and light conditions to thrive. That said, greater environmental control comes with higher overhead costs because more equipment and technology are necessary to maintain specific conditions.
The type of equipment you purchase determines how much energy is necessary to run your operation. By choosing efficient equipment that minimizes energy consumption, you’ll owe less on your utility bills. Start your energy-efficiency journey by addressing your lighting setup.