Dr. Murat Kacira University of Arizona Controlled Environment Agriculture Center
Dr. Nadia Sabeh – President/Founder, Dr. Greenhouse
Energy management and power optimization within CEA structures has taken on a larger role as these commercial operations continued to expand in the marketplace. Managing the energy needs for the lighting, irrigation and HVAC and linking these three systems to understand the energy flow, mass flow and data collection required to manage these systems. As a highlighted challenge is developing HVAC that can provide humidity control while reducing the power required is a future challenge that needs to be addressed by all CEA production systems.