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What kind of facility contains lighting as intense as that found in an operating room (500-times more than needed for reading), 6-times the air-change rate of a biotech laboratory and 60-times that of a home, and the electric power intensity of a datacenter?
Recreating the sun to grow plants is extremely expensive, a 10,000-square-foot facility on average has an electrical bill about $12,000 a month.
Even higher for California.
The energy footprint of a typical indoor pot-growing facility is eight to 10 times that of a similar size office space. One study found 3 percent of the electricity used in California went for raising marijuana.
The energy use required to produce one marijuana cigarette is equivalent to that of about 18 pints of beer.
"Normal" indoor cultivation settings (i.e., greenhouses) - According to a paper by energy expert Larry Kinney, the least efficient "hoop house" style non-cannabis greenhouses spend about $5 per square foot per year on energy in harsh winter climates. At those same electricity tariffs, indoor cannabis is 11-times that number at $55/square foot.
What is the Solution for this black eye that energy consumption has put on the cannabis industry ?