Intelligent Light

This project concerns development of lighting systems for commercial greenhouse cultivation of potted plants, both edible and decorative. The system under development uses LED lamps with spectra adapted to plant needs. There are in-built control systems for the various growth phases of the plants and their lighting is adapted accordingly. The environmental gains consist in lower energy requirements and more efficient resource use (smaller plant nutritional requirements and elimination of the need for mercury lamps).

Participants

Torsten Wik (contact)

Biträdande professor vid Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Systems and control, Automatic Control

Linnéa Ahlman

Doktorand vid Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Systems and control, Automatic Control

Anna-Maria Carstensen

Doktorand vid Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Systems and control, Automatic Control

Collaborations

Heliospectra

Gothenburg, Sweden

Funding

The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research (Mistra)

Funding Chalmers participation during 2012–2015 with 6,500,000.00 SEK

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Sustainable development

Driving Forces

Energy

Areas of Advance

Life Science Engineering

Areas of Advance

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Latest update

2017-02-06