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This ‘quantum dot’ tech helps grow more plants by making sunlight more powerful

20 May 2020

Indoor farms can grow more food than fields by using special recipes of LED lights to induce more plant growth. This new technology lets a regular greenhouse achieve the same effect.

Inside the sprawling warehouses where some indoor farming startups grow food under artificial light, custom “light recipes” adjust the color of LEDs to help plants grow faster. Even with efficient LED bulbs, the systems still use a huge amount of energy. But new technology designed for traditional greenhouses can manipulate sunlight in a similar way, without any use of electricity at all.


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