Cannabis Growers Get Creative to Ease Power Demands of Pot

Innovative scientific, engineering ideas are reducing the electricity demands of producing pot.

Legalization may be taking the business of cannabis out of the shadows, but there’s an inescapable truth in the tangled mess of extension cords and intense lighting rigs used in clandestine basement grow-ops.

Pot requires power. A lot of it.

From lights and heating to pumps and ventilation fans, it’s estimated that it takes about 2,000 kWh to make a pound of product using traditional growing methods. That’s close to how much electricity an average Canadian household uses in two months.

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