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"Plant factory" refers to factories that mainly produce vegetables. These factories, which are less susceptible to adverse climates and natural disasters, are increasingly drawing attention for their ability to efficiently produce pesticide-free, nutritious vegetables.
This video introduces Panasonic's plant factory. Using Panasonic's cutting-edge lighting, ventilation, and network technologies, the factory realizes 50-60% energy savings in comparison to competitors. The vegetables cultivated in these factories are already being sold in grocery stores. The latter section of the video introduces a container equipped with all of these technologies and more, like solar power generation and energy storage systems. The container can generate its own energy to cultivate 50 to 60 bushels of lettuce a day. In other words, this container can produce fresh vegetables from anywhere, at anytime. Perhaps herein lie clues for how technology can help solve today's food issues.
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[Efficiently produce fresh, pesticide-free vegetables whatever the season, in all types of environments] [0 min 01 sec]
"Panasonic's Plant Factory" may sound a little strange to you, but Panasonic, who has developed state-of-the-art LED lighting and ventilation facilities over the years, has key technologies necessary to create an efficient plant factory. The video introduces a lab-like, very clean, very large plant factory.
[Shipping container sized plant factories] [2 min 23 sec]
Panasonic is currently developing shipping containers equipped with plant factory technologies. A single shipping container can produce 50 to 60 bushels of lettuce a day. These shipping containers can be combined thereby offering excellent scalability. It would be great to see these containers providing food to areas with poor farming conditions in the near future.