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Cultivating safe, nutritious food for everyone @Panasonic's Plant Factorych.04

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Click on the image to watch the video. Length: 3 min 43 sec
Panasonic's plant factory cultivates vegetables in a clean environment.[0 min 35 sec]

"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.

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The plant factory can grow vegetables much faster than open culture.[0 min 17 sec]

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Fresh, nutritious vegetables grow under LED lights. [0 min 48 sec]

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The factory maintains the optimal temperature, humidity, and lighting for vegetable growth. [0 min 43 sec]

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Panasonic also conducts research on diversity and nutrient content.(1分20秒) [1 min 20 sec]

[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.

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Panasonic has compressed its plant factory functionalities into a shipping container. Such a compact size makes it possible to ship these containers anywhere in the world.[2 min 29 sec]

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The roof is equipped with solar panels that create necessary power. [2 min 33 sec]

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Inside the container you'll find a compact, clean plant factory. [2 min 39 sec]

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A wide range of vegetables is grown in this small environment. [2 min 48 sec]