Japanese farmer builds world’s largest high-tech indoor veggie farm, illuminated by LEDs. It is nearly half the size of a football field (25,000 square feet). Take a look at the video…
Shigeharu Shimamura turned a former Sony Corporation semiconductor factory in Miyagi Prefecture in eastern Japan, into a giant indoor farm.
Illuminated by special LED fixtures, developed by GE, emitting light at wavelengths optimal for plant growth. The farm uses 17,500 LED lights, has 18 cultivation racks reaching 15 levels high, produces 10,000 lettuce heads a day.
“I knew how to grow good vegetables biologically and I wanted to integrate that knowledge with hardware to make things happen.
What we need to do is not just setting up more days and nights. We want to achieve the best combination of photosynthesis during the day and breathing at night by controlling the lighting and the environment.”
Tomoaki Kimura, country manager for GE Lighting Japan, said:
“That way, we can put in more growing racks and increase productivity dramatically.”
source GE Reports