Earlier this year, Intelligent Growth Solutions unveiled its first vertical farm in Scotland.
The Scottish-led team at IGS has developed, patented and productised an IOT-enabled power and communications platform consisting of patented electrical, electronic and mechanical technologies. All this is managed by a SaaS & data platform using AI to deliver economic and operational benefits to indoor growing environments across the globe. This technical solution enables the reduction of energy usage by 50 per cent and labour costs by 80 per cent when compared with other indoor growing environments, the company claims. They say it can also produce yields of up to 200 per cent more than that of a traditional greenhouse.
Now, Emma Hayward for Al Jazeera has taken a look inside the farm, and you can too. Just watch this video: