DENVER, COLORADO - Media OutReach - 15
December 2020 - Advanced Energy (Nasdaq: AEIS) -- a global leader in highly engineered,
precision power conversion, measurement, and control solutions --
today unveiled its newest
lighting and power control system for indoor, vertical and greenhouse farming.
AE's new lighting and power system transforms the use of LED
technology in horticultural lighting systems, which plays a fundamental role in
cutting-edge farming practices that can address production challenges in food,
pharmaceutical ingredients, plants and flowers. Utilizing AE's system, customers
reduce their power conversion costs by as much as 50 percent, significantly
lower installation and operating costs, and increase the quality of crop yield.
"Our groundbreaking lighting, power and control system
delivers significant improvements over conventional lighting solutions and
opens up new opportunities for the industry," said Joe Voyles, vice president,
industrial marketing, at Advanced Energy. "We are transforming our customers'
operations by both reducing the amount of needed equipment and improving the
efficiency of the lighting systems, thereby reducing cost and energy spend. Not
only do these innovative new products increase the efficiency and quality of
fruit and vegetable production, but they also open the door to establishing
indoor farming facilities in harsh environments anywhere in the world."
The new system consists of the patented Artesyn iTS™
(intelligent Transfer Switch) and iHPS™ configurable power supply. Alongside
Artesyn's compact new 12 kW 300 VDC module, AE delivers a cost-effective
platform for the most advanced indoor farming applications. The system is
estimated to produce a 38 percent savings to lighting power and control
installation cost, while eliminating substantial amounts of wasted energy.
The new iHPS is a "short"
version of AE's market-leading iHP power supply. The shorter design allows for
more space within the lighting and power cabinet for other crucial components,
reduces the weight and cost, and increases the life of the system.
The new iTS provides the industry's first solution for switching or sharing a
single power source between two different rooms. This reduces installation
costs by cutting the number of iHP power supplies needed in half and it
substantially reduces ongoing utility costs.
For detailed product information and
technical specifications, visit the iHP product web page and
the iTS product web page.
To learn more about the advantages of
Advanced Energy's Lighting Power and Control System for indoor , download the white paper.