Osaka Prefectural University’s new city farm, which has been fitted out with Philips LEDs, is now open.
GreenClocks New Generation City farm in Osaka, Japan opened September 19.
GCN City Farm has been set up in an effort to promote city farms and to encourage operations on an industrial scale to produce delicious and safe fresh vegetables for consumers. The farm will make a social contribution in the agricultural field by offering a verification model in which corporations, universities and the government are closely involved. GCN City Farm is expected to function as a central site that promotes the development and use of groundbreaking technology in factory plants.
The farm will produce 5,000 stocks of leafy vegetables, such as lettuce, every day. Companies associated with Osaka Prefectural University will soon be able to conduct business trials from production to sale. As the sales firm behind GCN City farm, GreenClocks will start selling the vegetables produced by the farm under the ‘Gakuensai’ brand this month.
Philips has supplied GCN City Farm with 13,000 LED GreenPower LED production modules for growing vegetables. The GreenPower LED production module is an LED module that produces far-red light and is the first of its kind (that is made by Philips) to be installed in Japan for multi-layer cultivation. Producing optimal light in the far-red wavelength, it is expected that the GreenPower LED production module will deliver twice the output of an HF fluorescent lamp for the same electricity consumption, according to research. In addition, this LED production module can save up to 55 percent energy compared with a conventional fluorescent lamp.
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