According to an independent energy analysis done by Evan Mills of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in 2011, indoor cannabis production results in energy expenditures of $6 billion each year (6 times that of the entire U.S. pharmaceutical industry) with electricity use equivalent to that of 1.7 million average U.S. homes. The yearly greenhouse-gas pollution (CO2 ) from the electricity plus associated transportation fuels is equivalent to that of 3 million cars. We can only assume as more jurisdictions legalize the indoor cultivation of cannabis, that the load with continue to increase.
Commercial cannabis production needs to be a clean operation for the health of the product and the end consumer, and also for the future of the industry.
A study by NASA shows that using aeroponic growing methods can reduce water usage by 98 percent, fertilizer usage by 60 percent, and eliminate the need for pesticides completely, all while maximizing crop yields.
At AVID, our aim is to maximize your energy efficiency while consistently producing quality, high yields, and the use of aeroponics will help your operation to achieve that goal.
Grow More, Faster
With Avid’s feed delivery system, a nutrient-rich spray mists each set of roots over intervals. The root area has constant access to oxygen and resources, allowing the plants to create a stronger, more resilient root faster, and making plants less vulnerable to transplant shock and disease.
Aeroponics provides faster germination times than hydroponic or other traditional methods and it leads to a higher survival rate.
The average life cycle of a cannabis plant grown indoors in soil is approximately 90 days, giving the cultivator 4 harvests per year. With Avid’s Growing System, the grow cycle is reduced to around 60 days, for a total of 6 harvests per year.
Average Grow Cycle
Traditional Soil Method
yielding 4 crops per year
Avid System using Aeroponics
yielding 6 crops per year
Avid’s modular system allows full control of what happens to your crop, and when.
The fully automated system collects data from multiple sophisticated sensors located inside each chamber and is capable of making decisions based on pre-set parameters.
Whatever the temperature, humidity or other set points, the system will automatically take courses of action to maintain the perfect growing environment.
By capturing every point of data, growers can replicate results with each harvest.
Our goal is to limit the amount of uncontrollable variables involved in the grow process so that clear cause-and-effect relationships appear between actions and results.