Great Northern Hydroponics
Kingsville, Ontario, Canada
Great Northern Hydroponics’ president and general manager, Guido van het Hof, has committed more than a decade to researching the latest advancements and strategies for LED horticulture lighting. His efforts rival leading research universities and some of the world’s largest cultivators. In his pursuit to identify the optimal spectral strategy for vine crop production, van het Hof spearheaded various trials with high-pressure sodium fixtures as well as LED technology. Throughout his exploration, van het Hof has recorded significant advantages under Fluence’s broad-spectrum LED technology, reporting an increase in fruit production compared to monochromatic LED lighting as well as significant energy savings compared to high-pressure sodium lighting—reductions that enabled the Great Northern Hydroponics team to leverage the Save on Energy Retrofit program which offers growers incentives for energy-efficient lighting upgrades.
Through Fluence’s utility rebate coordination program, the company assists growers with identifying, applying for, and in some cases, creating rebate programs in a facility’s respective region. With Great Northern Hydroponics’ lighting upgrade supported by the Save on Energy Retrofit program incentive, van het Hof estimates the business will reduce its power consumption by about CA$150,000 based on local energy costs—by having replaced its high-pressure sodium lighting with Fluence’s LED technology.
MILLION FEWER KILOWATT-HOURS CONSUMED ANNUALLY
increases in fruit production and yield