LED v HPS: How to Choose the Best Supplemental Lighting for Your Greenhouse

For the second installation of our greenhouse lighting series, we will be discussing the difference between the two most commonly used artificial lights in commercial greenhouse operations - HPS (high-pressure sodium) and LED (light-emitting diode).    A Brief Introduction HPS bulbs create light by sending electricity back and forth through an “arc tube”. An external…

Smart Greenhouse Design Leads To Significant Cost Savings For Lighting

The benefit of growing in a greenhouse, rather than growing indoors, is the ability to utilize free energy from the sun. The sun’s energy is more powerful and effective than any artificial light available. The downside is it’s not consistent. Sunlight intensity will fluctuate depending on a multitude of factors, so commercial greenhouse growers depend…

Benefits of Growing Cannabis in a Sealed Hybrid Greenhouse

Strong odors from cannabis farms can annoy and result in complaints from nearby residents. Many growers struggling with this issue control the smell by spending lots of money on odor mitigation systems such as masking agents or filters. While this is one way to keep happy neighbors, we believe a better solution starts with the…

Introducing the EcoLoop™:  Ceres Most Energy-Efficient Heating and Cooling System Yet 

At Ceres we are challenging the idea that “high tech” means “expensive” when it comes to greenhouse design. Between our patented passive solar structural design and our Ground to Air Heat Transfer (GAHT™) System, innovation is at our core and we aim to provide growers with the most energy-efficient growing solutions. We help our growers…

Calculate Your Energy Savings! About Ceres’ New Greenhouse Energy Calculator

Our data engineers have developed a comprehensive online tool that compares the energy savings of a Ceres sealed greenhouse against a traditional greenhouse design and an indoor grow room. The purpose of the tool is for users to see a breakdown of power consumption and CO2 emission data from those three types of facilities, for…

Bringing the Sun Indoors with Hybrid Design and Innovative Climate Control Technologies

Ceres is not your average greenhouse company.  In fact, we struggle with the word greenhouse because people often think of European glass greenhouses or American style poly film covered hoop houses (high tunnels) when they hear “greenhouse”.  A Ceres Greenhouse is a hybrid, combining climate control aspects of an indoor cannabis grow with the most…

Modular Greenhouse Design, The Smarter Way to Grow Cannabis

More and more cannabis cultivators are choosing to grow in greenhouses rather than indoor warehouses in order to cut down on energy costs and utilize the productivity of the sun. This trend, coupled with industry expansion, has led to the emergence of large-scale commercial cannabis greenhouse complexes. Most of the commercial greenhouse complexes built today…

Growing Hemp in a Greenhouse

The Hemp Farming Act of 2018 allows for widespread field cultivation of hemp, which opens significant opportunity for a range of agricultural practices. A Ceres Greenhouse allows cultivators to accelerate their hemp production with three distinct approaches. These are: Propagation Breeding & seed production Year-round operation     History and Considerations  The passing of the Agricultural…

An Introduction to ETFE Glazing for Greenhouses

By Kylie Gettleman Ceres Greenhouse Solutions is now offering an exciting new glazing option for our greenhouses in the form of ETFE film. Widely used in Japan for decades but with little use in the United States, Ethelyne Tetrafluoroethelyne (ETFE) is a translucent polymer sheeting with great benefits for greenhouse production. At Ceres, we installed…