3Q 2018

Energy Efficiency for Indoor Farming

Climate Control HVAC Systems for Greenhouses and Vertical Farms: Unitary Systems, VRF Systems, Chillers, and Fans

World leaders and energy managers are paying more attention to the environmental impact of urbanization and energy use. Indoor agriculture offers a nuanced yet hard look at food security and environmental safety, with possible avenues for addressing both challenges. The advent of new horticulture technologies capable of environmental control, remote sensing, and crop analysis supports the development of different types of energy efficient solutions that can provide healthy produce for urban consumers. Current trends in the indoor farming market indicate that consumers are looking for variety, freshness, and nutrient-dense food options, as well as the added convenience of local production.

Yet, the indoor farming market’s integration into the global food supply chain has experienced slow growth largely due to its nascent standing within the broader agricultural industry. Hurdles such as supply chain logistics and developing the right business models have made it difficult for startups to succeed in this industry. But the market’s ability to supplement food systems in a sustainable way continues to attract investors, contributing to the growing number of facilities worldwide. Indoor farming is expected to become increasingly automated as energy efficient technologies gradually replace manual solutions. Catalyzing this shift are climate control systems that include efficient HVAC equipment. HVAC systems support optimal temperature and humidity conditions and are crucial to the success of controlled-environment agriculture facilities.

This Navigant Research report provides a comprehensive review of energy efficient solutions for indoor farming. The study examines the market issues, including drivers, challenges, and production and facility types, associated with energy efficient technologies for indoor agriculture. Global market forecasts, segmented by technology (unitary systems, variable refrigerant flow [VRF] systems, chillers, and fans) and region, extend through 2027. The report also examines the regional market highlights related to energy efficient solutions for indoor farming, as well as the competitive landscape.

Pages 37
Tables | Charts | Figures 24

  • What are the consumer demands for indoor farming, and how do they affect the market for energy efficient cooling systems?
  • What are the production types for indoor agriculture, and what variables can affect the growth of the crops?
  • What logistics must indoor farmers consider before growing crops in a greenhouse or vertical farm?
  • Which energy efficient HVAC systems are crucial to the success of controlled-environment agriculture (CEA) facilities?
  • What are the pros and cons of each energy efficient technology for indoor farming?

  • Indoor farmers
  • Lighting manufacturers
  • HVAC manufacturers
  • Horticulture software vendors
  • Utilities
  • Research institutions
  • Non-governmental organizations
  • Investor community

1. Executive Summary

1.1   Introduction

1.2   Market Overview

1.3   Market Forecast

2. Market Issues

2.1   Market Conditions

2.1.1   Production Type

2.1.1.1   Leafy Greens

2.1.1.2   Vine Crops

2.1.2   Facility Type

2.1.2.1   Greenhouse

2.1.2.2   Vertical Farm

2.2   Metrics for Energy Efficient Technologies

2.3   Energy Efficient Solutions for Indoor Farming

2.3.1   Ventilation

2.3.1.1   Fans

2.3.2   Air Conditioning

2.3.2.1   Unitary Systems

2.3.2.2   VRF Systems

2.3.2.3   Chillers

2.3.3   Advanced Technologies

2.4   Market Drivers

2.4.1   Local Demand

2.4.2   Controllability

2.5   Market Challenges

2.5.1   Successful Business Models

2.5.2   Energy Demands

2.6   Regional Market Highlights

2.6.1   North America

2.6.2   Europe

2.6.3   Asia Pacific

2.6.4   Latin America

2.6.5   Middle East & Africa

3. Key Industry Players

3.1   Leading Manufacturers and Stakeholders for Indoor Farming Systems

3.1.1   Cree

3.1.2   Current, powered by GE

3.1.3   Jules Energy

3.1.4   Logiqs

3.1.5   LumiGrow

3.1.6   OSRAM

3.1.7   Resource Innovation Institute

3.1.8   Scale Microgrid Solutions

3.1.9   Signify

3.1.10   Valoya

4. Market Forecasts

4.1   Forecast Overview

4.2   Global Building Stock for Indoor Farms

4.3   Global Forecast by Technology and Region

4.3.1   Unitary Systems

4.3.2   VRF Systems

4.3.3   Chillers

4.3.4   Fans

4.4   Conclusion and Recommendations

5. Acronym and Abbreviation List

6. Table of Contents


7. Table of Charts and Figures

 

8. Scope of Study, Sources and Methodology, Notes

  • Energy Efficient Cooling Systems Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2018-2027
  • Building Stock for Indoor Farms by Region, World Market: 2018-2027
  • Energy Efficient Unitary Systems Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2018-2027
  • Energy Efficient VRF Systems Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2018-2027
  • Energy Efficient Chillers Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2018-2027
  • Energy Efficient Fans Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2018-2027
  • Percentage of Indoor Farms by Region, World Markets: 2018
  • Production Type and Known Influencers

  • Indoor Agriculture Facilities
  • Energy Efficient Metrics for Indoor Agriculture
  • Energy Efficient Climate Control Technologies for Indoor Agriculture
  • Building Stock for Indoor Farms by Region, World Market: 2018-2027
  • Number of Indoor Farms by Region, World Markets: 2018
  • Energy Efficient Cooling Systems Revenue by Technology, World Markets: 2018-2027
  • Energy Efficient Cooling Systems Revenue by Technology, North America: 2018-2027
  • Energy Efficient Cooling Systems Revenue by Technology, Europe: 2018-2027
  • Energy Efficient Cooling Systems Revenue by Technology, Asia Pacific: 2018-2027
  • Energy Efficient Cooling Systems Revenue by Technology, Latin America: 2018-2027
  • Energy Efficient Cooling Systems Revenue by Technology, Middle East & Africa: 2018-2027
  • Energy Efficient Cooling Systems Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2018-2027
  • Energy Efficient Unitary Systems Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2018-2027
  • Energy Efficient VRF Systems Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2018-2027
  • Energy Efficient Chillers Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2018-2027
  • Energy Efficient Fans Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2018-2027

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