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Marijuana Industry Insight – Episode 5: Cogeneration for a Cannabis Grow

Youtube: description: In this Episode we discuss Cogeneration (CHP) and the efficiencies that can be gained for your cannabis grow operations.

Cogeneration through combined heat and power (CHP) is the simultaneous production of electricity with the recovery and utilisation of the heat produced.

Cogeneration is a highly efficient form of energy conversion and it can achieve primary energy savings of approximately 40% by compared to the separate purchase of electricity from the national electricity grid and a gas boiler for onsite heating. The waste heat from these systems can also be used to create free chilled water via an absorption chiller. These systems are truly ideal for cannabis cultivation because cannabis cultivation requires a massive and constant electricity load which requires a proportionate amount of cooling and heating to properly maintain environment.

Generally these systems are fueled using either natural gas or biofuels which produce large amounts of carbon dioxide as a byproduct of combustion. This CO2 is also extremely valuable to cultivators.

A 700kw CHP system can save a facility upwards of one million dollars in yearly operating costs.

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Marijuana Industry Insight – Episode 3: Vertical/Multi-Level Commercial Cannabis Cultivation

Episode three of Marijuana Industry Feminized Cannabis Seeds Insight gives tips and money saving tips for entrepreneurs within the growing cannabis industry.

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Multi-Level marijuana growing, also sometimes referred to as ‘vertical marijuana farming,’ is becoming more popular for cannabis growers with constraints on energy usage, square footage, and/or other factors. Although it is not always recommended to go multi-level, it is becoming more popular in commercial cannabis production.

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Marijuana Industry Insight – Episode 2: Equipment Financing in the Cannabis Industry

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Financing & Leasing within the cannabis industry can be hard. Getting equipment for your marijuana grow operation, greenhouse, extraction lab, or dispensary can easily run from 6 to 8 figures. Here are some resources to help you get started.

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Marijuana Industry Insight – Episode 1: Power Usage, Efficiency, LEDs, Rebates, & More

Useful video on how to effectively grow your plants using low level power consumption and lower greenhouse emissions.

Youtube description: Nate Lipton hosts Canna Crib’s newest weekly mini-series ‘Marjiuana Industry Insight’. Take a look at Episode 1 covering Power Usage & Efficiency for Dispensaries, Growing Operations, and Cannabis related businesses.

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