The PAR strategy has a new name. From now on it will be called: Light strategy. The Light strategy includes a new option for modulating control of LED lighting.
With this option it is possible to automatically adjust the amount of grow light to the available sunlight (PAR or solar radiation), which is cost-free. By linking the modulating lighting strategy to your electricity management, heat management and screen control, you can create the perfect balance between the right amount of light for the crop and your energy consumption. It’s even possible to link the electricity management to the balancing market.
The balancing market
The balancing market keeps total electricity production and consumption in balance regionally. The balancing market can ask participating horticultural companies at any time to increase or decrease electricity production or consumption. Your (grow light) systems and/or CHP installations can be used to maintain the balance.
When there is overproduction on the electricity grid, you may be asked to purchase more electricity by temporarily turning on your grow light and/or turning off your CHP. When there is a shortage of electricity, you may be asked to turn on your CHP and turn off the lights.
These are complicated operations that generally need to be done within a few minutes. Priva Connext can do this for you, on the basis of chosen priorities.
The option to control the modulating LED lighting is available at an additional cost. In Connext 914, fixed spectrum LED lighting can be controlled this way. If you also want to use far-red light, you can do so with an additional lighting strategy. In a future release it will be possible to control far-red light and fixed spectrum light within one lighting strategy.