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Save ON energy program
In Ontario you are eligible to take advantage of the saveONenergy retrofit program. Rebates can cut the costs by as much as 50% and increasing ROI.
An LED lighting retrofit can transformative for a business by drastically reducing electricity and maintenance costs. More than just an environmentally conscious decision an LED retrofit is a sound business decision. We’ve lead all different types and sizes of organizations through the process in order to maximize the benefits.
In Ontario, you are eligible to take advantage of the saveONenergy program. Rebates can cut the costs by as much as 50% and increasing ROI and SIR.
In the program there are incentives for a variety of energy efficient measures available under: Lighting, HVAC, and Manufacturing and other equipment.
Projects eligible for the Retrofit program are generally those that provide sustainable, measurable and verifiable reductions in peak electricity demand and electricity consumption.
Examples of eligible projects include:
Variable-speed drive installations
Incentives are available for a variety of products and technologies to continue to help businesses save on energy costs and increase their competitiveness. Contact us to learn more
The lighting opportunity
We all know that plants need light to thrive, so unsurprisingly, lighting presents the biggest opportunity for greenhouses to save on energy, regardless of what's growing inside. Vegetable growers typically keep their lights on for eight to 16 hours per day, depending on the time of year and availability of sunlight.
Traditionally, greenhouse operators have turned to high-pressure sodium lights to help mimic sunlight and keep growing even as the weather turns grey and cold. However, LED lighting is much more efficient, using up to 50 per cent less energy than high-pressure sodium lights.
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LED lighting also lasts between five and 10 times longer than high-pressure sodium, cutting down on replacement costs. In many cases, greenhouse operators who invest in energy-efficient LED lighting see a payback within two to three years.
LEDs also allow for greater lighting control, which may lead to higher yields. Growers can customize spectral light for the crop or growth stage. For example, a grower may find that more blue light than red light at a certain stage improves quality. LEDs allow for that control.
They also run cooler than alternative lighting sources, so growers can place them closer to plants, which may help improve crop yield. Depending on the plants in the greenhouse, using vertical racks, with plants that require less light further down, can also help lessen energy waste.
Finally, using controls for natural light can also help improve growing conditions, while also using energy more efficiently.
Growing- Do it the energy-efficient way
Today, many Ontario growers have turned to greenhouses to boost how much they can grow, partially in response to shoppers seeking out more locally grown foods. In fact, the amount of veggies and fruit grown in Ontario has climbed 30 per cent over the last six years.
Growing is energy intensive. With Save on Energy, Ontario’s producers can curb their costs and grow successfully.
As industries grow, producers have a big opportunity to increase profits. Doing it successfully in this fast-paced and competitive sector requires making energy efficiency a priority.
The energy it takes to power lighting, heating, pumps and ventilation for growing cannabis all adds up. Producing one pound of cannabis takes about 2,000 kWh – around what an average Canadian household uses over two and a half months. In fact, experts estimate that energy makes up roughly 20 to 50 per cent of the total production cost.
Luckily, there are plenty of opportunities for producers to find energy savings.
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we can put tools in place to gather data, set metrics to measure for your operations and goals for your energy consumption to focus on finding savings and making the right decisions about upgrades based on how and when you’re using energy.
A bright way to save
Growing operations have significant lighting needs.
Growing can require up to 18 to 20 hours of lighting per day- for cannabis , accounting for as much as 70 per cent of a producer's energy costs. Whereas vegetable growers typically keep their lights on for just eight or nine hours per day.
Greenhouse operators growing produce and flowers have historically used high-pressure sodium lights to help mimic sunlight during the colder, darker months. However, LED lighting is much more efficient, using up to 50 per cent less energy than high-pressure sodium lights.
LED lighting also lasts between five to 10 times longer than high-pressure sodium, cutting down on the costs to replace equipment. In many cases, greenhouse operators who invest in energy-efficient LED lighting see a payback within two to three years.