As part of the CLEVER (ControlLEd VERtical farming) project, we are developing an automated high-bay system with LED lighting for growing plants under controlled conditions – temperature, humidity and air speed over the plants are controlled. The nutrient mixture is fed aeroponically directly to the roots. Our partner on the project, Strips, has developed lamps for adequate lighting.
We successfully grew lettuce and peppers in the test system.
The CLEVER system for growing various plants can be placed close to the final users, thus shorting the supply chain and delivery time. Customer can receive fresh food and tracking from greenhouse to table is assured. Moreover, local production is no longer limited by space and climate conditions.
The investment was co-financed by the Republic of Slovenia and the European Union from the European Regional Development Fund.
You can read more about grants and EU funds at www.eu-skladi.si