The solar energy invention is essential for two reasons; firstly, the rays from the sun are unlimited; thus, ensuring that no other natural source is exhausted, and secondly, solar power reduces the overall cost of energy production by a generous chunk. Keeping the same in mind, Freedom, an Alberta-based cannabis industry, shifted their cradle of energy to a rooftop solar system that stretches up to 20 kilometers in the west of Edmonton and is named as the most extensive base of solar operation in the heart of Canada.
Humans who treat the well-being of their country and environment as a part of their duty; this particular cannabis grower does the same. The company has affirmed that these solar panels would help the company to successfully save a lot of money and curb the uncontrolled emission of greenhouse gases formed as a consequence of widespread cannabis cultivation.
The cannabis company’s co-founder and executive director, Troy Dezwart, said: “It is our responsibility to recognize our industry’s impact on the environment and work to do everything we can to minimize it.” The production and distribution of cannabis have increased incredibly in the last few years, especially after the discovery that these natural elements are one of the most beneficial alternatives of antibiotics and synthetic medicines aimed to calm the raging pain ensued by painful diseases.
To make the ends of this ever-growing demand meet, the process of mass cannabis production requires infinite amounts of lights, ventilation, heating, water pumps, and fans. From observations, one can formulate an estimation of the total energy that goes into pooling all these bindings efficiently day-to-day. Even though there is no robust statistical proof, yet, it has been stated that the cannabis growers based in the United States employed enough electricity that could have otherwise supplied power to around 1.7 million houses in 2017.
Now, coming to the specifications of this solar boundary encircling Freedom Cannabis, there are a total of 4,574 panels installed in the entire arrangement laid over an area of 126,000 sq. ft., in Acheson, AB, with a maximum capacity to produce 1,830KW of energy every day. If this scheme follows the initial plan of action with which it initially outlined, the cannabis industry will not only reduce 1,041 tons of greenhouse gas emitted annually but will also procure 8% of the total energy derived from the building.
Every other manufacturer must tread on this brilliant path laid forward by Freedom Cannabis with the interests of the world at heart; however, unfortunately, about 70% of the total cannabis produced in the country is based in the outdoors while legal marijuana is to be grown in the indoors. To bring about a positive change and encourage the other industries to give in to this innovation, this project will need to be equipped with all-round participation from its contemporaries as well.