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Working in Miyagi Prefecture in eastern Japan, which was badly hit by powerful earthquake and tsunamis in 2011, Shimamura turned a former Sony Corporation semiconductor factory into the world’s largest indoor farm illuminated by LEDs. The special LED fixtures were developed by GE and emit light at wavelengths optimal for plant growth.
The farm is nearly half the size of a football field (25,000 square feet). It opened on July and it is already producing 10,000 heads of lettuce per day. “I knew how to grow good vegetables biologically and I wanted to integrate that knowledge with hardware to make things happen,” Shimamura says.
originally posted by: cavtrooper7
AH ,that is a clean room garment ,class 100 not an NBC suit.
I would love to know the failure rate of of the LED's. I think they might not match the manufactures rated hours.
The special LED fixtures were developed by GE and emit light at wavelengths optimal for plant growth.
originally posted by: TheComte
No different than working in any food manufacturing facility. When I worked in a chicken factory we had to wear white coats, boots, hairnets, and we had to *gasp* wash our hands! I know, crazy stuff eh?
originally posted by: crayzeed
SO what's new! Except for the size marijuana growers have been doing it for years. And doing it successfully as well.