Innovator Spotlight: Shenandoah Growers
Featuring more than 750 Fluence VYPRx PLUS LED systems, the newest Shenandoah Growers greenhouse delivers double the light intensity and an improved spectral composition compared to its other high pressure sodium (HPS) greenhouses. This enables a 25 percent increase in crop production, and a 50 percent increase in energy efficiency compared with the former HPS lighting systems.
Nearly 4,000 Fluence RAZR LED systems are growing an equivalent of 1.5 acres of organic herbs in a fraction of the space. The new vertical farm reduced land use by 75 percent, water use by 60 percent and fertilizer use by 60 percent compared to Shenandoah Growers’ own advanced greenhouse model. By using Fluence LED technology and patented processes early in the growing stage, Shenandoah Growers standardizes and maintains consistent propagation prior to transplanting in their greenhouse. This innovative approach yields healthy plants, peak-season flexibility, and consistent year-round distribution.