Certhon launches its latest innovation: SupriSun. As a grower, this new greenhouse gives you full control over the amount of light coming in. It is a greenhouse concept that, together with the climate systems, gives you the control you are used to having in an indoor farm. "You can think of it as an indoor farm, but without the high energy costs because you are utilizing the power of the sun," says John van der Sande, Chief Innovation Officer. The SupriSun can be built as a stand-alone greenhouse as well as in combination with Certhon's earlier innovation: Gronos.
The SupriSun is a new greenhouse concept with special screens and dimmable LEDs. By combining these two, the amount of light can be optimally controlled. The focus here is on both the homogeneity and controllability of the light. This also provides an energy-efficient application for indoor farming. If the greenhouse remains closed, growing conditions can be optimally controlled, and the plant's needs can be met perfectly while still making use of the sun's light and heat.
Full control of the amount of light in the greenhouse
Avoiding high energy costs
LED lighting, dehumidification, and other installations in climate chambers and greenhouses require a lot of energy and electricity. "Because energy costs are skyrocketing and power prices are a bottleneck for many indoor farming projects at the moment, it is necessary to keep coming up with high-quality technological solutions," Van der Sande points out. The SupriSun greenhouse runs not only on energy but uses the forces of the sun in the process. "By combining the sun's influences with the special screens, dimmable LEDs, and climate systems, you achieve a controllable climate and a stable temperature and light level. That way, you save on the high energy costs that do come with a full indoor farm." When the SupriSun greenhouse remains closed, diseases and viruses also do not get a chance, as there is no interaction with the outside air.
The greenhouse concept can be used worldwide. However, it depends on the region whether this is the best solution or whether complete indoor farming might be a better suggestion, the greenhouse builder says when asked. Various talks are currently in progress. For now, the first greenhouse is expected in mid-2023.