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Plants are grown in substrates or holding systems.
Energy consumption can be high, with the new technology requiring pumps, ventilation systems, LED lamps and more.
Sensors and cameras monitor irrigation, nutrient levels, moisture, and temperature. This could offer potential benefit for “traditional” farming methods.
Herbs, salads, or plants for the pharmaceutical industry are usually grown.
Plants grow on vertically stacked shelves, making optimal use of space.
Water efficiency is good, with use being low as wastewater is collected, treated, and recycled.