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Solar Shade Covered Parking

Need some solar shade parking to keep your employees happy, leverage some tax credits and save money on your utility expense? Yep, we got you covered!

We’ve found that all of our clients here in the desert southwest want covered parking for their cars. If you don’t have it then you’re stepping into a furnace every time you get in your vehicle. Solar Shade covered parking is the way to go. Two birds one stone. Shade and renewable electricity to knock down your utility bill.

 

For Sale: Used CAT (Caterpillar) 378 hours 1998 GAS 3512SITA “RICH BURN” Low Gas Pressure 570KW/208V generator.

We just acquired and have For Sale, a Low Hour (378 hours) used CAT (Caterpillar) 1998 GAS 3512SITA “RICH BURN” Low Gas Pressure 570KW/208V unit. This is an ideal cost effective source of power as a back up unit for “off grid” scenarios. We will design & install this unit to our CAT MICROGRID (solar, battery, generator) for clients that have isolated properties with high electricity demands that cannot connect to the utility. Alternatively, this is the ideal generator to provide emergency power for businesses that suffer from consistent utility power loss due to natural disaster events such as wildfires, earthquakes, hurricanes etc. Contact me for more details on this specific unit or how we can evaluate your situation for backup & emergency power.

Greenhouse : Combined Heat & Power (CHP) Caterpillar generator For Sale

Caterpillar Natural Gas Generator

For Sale: Used 480KW CAT Natural Gas Generator ,MODEL # 3412SITA. It’s very low hours, 680 since new ; ENGINE HP = 691 HP@ 1800 rpm. It is ideal for a Combined Heat & Power (CHP) application or CAT microgrid, (Solar, Battery & Generator) for isolated locations or can be used for back up power scenarios in case of utility power loss. We can convert to Liquid Propane specific to your application. Contact me directly for more information.

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Monitoring Systems for Outdoor Hemp Cultivation

With the increasing popularity of hemp cultivation outdoors and in greenhouses, new monitoring systems are entering the market to meet the needs of hemp farmers.

Hemp farming is fast becoming a popular industry due to its wide range of therapeutic and manufacturing uses. Many systems already exist for monitoring indoor hemp cultivation facilities, such as Urban-Gro and Braingrid, bringing novel, Internet of Things solutions into the hemp space.

Now that hemp is a fully legal agricultural commodity, more farmers are choosing to grow hemp outdoors. Within the CBD oil extraction industry, hemp is often found growing in a greenhouse. Both options are rising in popularity for hemp, meaning that monitoring systems for use in these environments are necessary.

Learn the requirements for effective monitoring systems, and take a look at some of the key players within the hemp cultivation industry.

FEATURES TO LOOK FOR IN A MONITORING SYSTEM

A remote monitoring system is designed to safeguard against prolonged environmental conditions that could damage or destroy an entire crop. A remote monitoring system must be able to:

  • Track near real-time changes in ecological conditions.
  • Communicate alerts to the user independent of the Internet or an Ethernet cable (e.g., enabled via a secondary cellular network for redundancy)
  • Continue to operate in the event of a power outage (must have a battery backup system)

Depending upon the size of the operation, a monitoring system able to analyze different zones within the crop may be desired. If hemp is being grown in a greenhouse, choose a monitoring system that can also be connected to any HVAC or lighting equipment to monitor performance, and check for failures.

BENEFITS OF AUTOMATING HEMP CULTIVATION

Monitoring systems are a core component of any automation system, as data must first be collected before an equipment or environmental decision can be made. Moving toward automation of the growing environment can accomplish the following:

Reduce the cost of labor

Automating essential tasks allows for less personnel, or grants staff to devote more of their time to other areas of interest, such as R&D or marketing efforts.

Increases yield and product quality

Measuring environmental conditions within a grow operation allows the farmer to improve their methods based on analyzed data and trends. This optimization often results in improved outcomes as related to quantity. Recipes for specific types of hemp can be created, ensuring repeatability in product quality.

Eliminate guesswork

Through analyzing cultivation data, the grower can make informed operational decisions. Changes in farming practices will only be based on evidence, rather than speculation. Sugarmade AI Cultivation Monitoring System

In May of this year, Sugarmade announced a new initiative to develop a simple, AI-based technology to monitor the cultivation of outdoor hemp. Sensors will be placed at appropriate locations throughout a hemp field and will gather data such as temperature, relative humidity, and soil moisture.

This monitoring system will be based on narrowband IoT technology, which is a type of cellular communications network. Advantages of this technology include a wider coverage area than other mobile networks and long battery life.

Sugarmade has not yet made public a timeline for the development of this technology.

SENSAPHONE REMOTE MONITORING SOLUTIONS

Another cellular-based system, the Sensaphone remote monitoring devices are specifically designed for use in a greenhouse environment. Sensors are placed throughout the greenhouse, and temperature, ventilation, CO2, and relative humidity data is collected. The user can set threshold limits for each parameter and is notified via a call or text if any variable falls outside the threshold limits.

Alerts are also received in the event of a power outage or equipment failure. Data is backed up on the cloud for redundancy, and the device is equipped with an internal rechargeable battery for redundancy in the case of a power outage.

LINK4 CLOUD-BASED GREENHOUSE CONTROLS

In addition to offering an automatic dosing system to ensure consistent fertigation, Link4 has also created a class of crop monitoring systems designed for greenhouse growing. These systems control as well as monitor, and can manage up to 24 HVAC and lighting devices.

AUTOGROW PROTECTED CROPPING

A form of outdoor growing, protected cropping allows plants to grow in a fully outdoor environment but with the added benefit of minimal structures offering protection from the elements. Examples of such enclosures would be hoop houses, tunnel houses, and canopy protection.

Autogrow’s system allows the hemp farmer to monitor and control variables such as irrigation, fertigation, run-off, and root zone. The user receives an alert in the event of a problem and can manage the system remotely from their smart device.

This articles was originally written and published by Amanda Luketa of Cannabis Tech https://www.cannabistech.com/articles/monitoring-systems-for-outdoor-hemp-cultivation/

Illinois Governor Signs Law Legalizing Recreational Use Of Marijuana

Illinois has become the 11th state in the country to legalize the recreational use and purchase of marijuana.

Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker, who was elected last year, signed the bill into law on Tuesday, fulfilling a key campaign promise. The state joins 10 others and the District of Columbia in allowing recreational use. The legislation takes effect on Jan. 1, 2020.

The new law allows Illinois residents who are 21 and older to possess up to 30 grams of cannabis flower, 5 grams of concentrate and 500 milligrams of THC in products such as edibles.

It also will expunge the records of 800,000 people with criminal records as a result of purchasing or possessing 30 grams or less of marijuana. It earmarks a quarter of the tax revenue from the sale of cannabis to redevelop impoverished communities in the state and gives vendor preference to minority owners.