Off-grid: how soaring cannabis markets are forcing an energy rethink
As we know it, the indoor cannabis industry ranks second-highest in energy consumption in the United States – only second to data storage centers. Imagine that? And If you haven’t heard, the industry isn’t going away. In fact, it’s only continuing to grow on a global scale and at a rapid rate. Now, because of the industry’s booming growth, we’ve seen a tremendous spike in electricity demands. This conundrum has forced a lot of players in the game to rethink the way they’re doing things.
“To say North America’s cannabis sector is on a high would be an understatement, and a pretty unfortunate pun, but it is. It’s booming and there appears to be no decline in appetite for its produce since states across the US and Canada legalised its sale for recreational use.”
Power Technology’s Andrew Tunnicliffe had a chance to sit down with Solar Therapeutics’ CEO Ed Dow to discuss the current state of the industry and how Solar Thera has pivoted towards full sustainability in cannabis cultivation.
“For Dow there is already an answer to this challenge. He believes, given the climate emergency and growing appetite among consumers for environmentally conscious brands, growers are starting to look at his type of solution.”
The full article in Power Technology can be read here.