Tim Woods, Co-founder and Managing Partner
Indoor farming can transform the agricultural industry by producing healthy, abundant food anywhere, all year round. In the future, commercial or residential buildings might dedicate a portion of their infrastructure to an indoor farm that will help feed the residents of that structure.
Helping growers turn this vision into a reality with its best-in-class lighting solutions is BizReps, which emerges as a representative for the world's best indoor and greenhouse grow lighting manufacturers, Grow Solar Horticulture Lighting. Through its patented technology that creates optimum spectrums for various crop varieties, Grow Solar empowers the development of purpose-built fixtures with applicability across numerous markets.
Besides its Grow Solar driven solutions, BizReps works with growers to understand their application needs and offers support, sales, delivery, and installation services to facilitate a seamless transition from conventional and energy-intensive lights to digital and sustainable lighting. Simultaneously, it assists growers in identifying and capitalizing on the latest tax breaks and rebates to cut their grow lighting expenses by half or more.
A recent MarketDigits analysis predicts the horticultural lighting market will witness a 21.4 percent growth by 2026, driven by the development of new growing facilities and the replacement of existing high-pressure sodium (HPS) and metal-halide fixtures with LED grow lights,Supporting this movement, BizReps offers a portfolio of next-generation technologies, that are powered directly from the sun with no batteries or inverters. Through its products, BizReps lowers energy and installation expenses, enabling indoor farmers to boost their farm’s sustainability. Unlike conventional lights using wasteful AC to DC power conversion, its LED lighting systems use solar power from photovoltaic panels that directly energize LED fixtures. Alternatively, BizReps offers gGRO™ HID fixtures with DC capability for specific client preferences. BizReps also provides tunable fixtures that allow producers to modify the spectrum according to their vegetation. Essentially, BizReps uses its leading-edge broad-spectrum grow lights to support indoor farmers in reducing their energy consumption while increasing productivity and yield.
Delving deeper into its energy conservation competencies, BizReps helps clients overcome the persistent problem of frequent brownouts and blackouts that often lead to crop loss through its off-grid capabilities. It allows growers to utilize areas that typically wouldn't be used due to a lack of infrastructure. For example, producers can use shipping container grow pods, place them in a grow farm, and power the farm with their power system.
"We help growers go completely off the electrical grid with a combination of a solar generator and a natural gas power generator that can run on propane and methane," says Tim Woods, co-founder and managing partner of BizReps.
We help growers go completely off the electrical grid with a combination of a solar generator and a natural gas power generator that can run on propane and methane
BizReps' strong suit is the horticulturists on its staff, who power breakthrough R&D endeavors, build products that align with a client's species, and deliver the accurate spectrum needed to ensure successful crop growth. Its products allow growers to monitor various parameters across their farms through a digital canopy, enabling them to track temperature, humidity, and CO2 levels with a revenue-grade metering system that displays real-time energy usage. For instance, if the grower replaces a high-pressure sodium lamp, they can track all the savings annually and in real-time.
Through its innovative solutions, BizReps has ignited many success stories. In one instance, it assisted a client in devising their rebates, tax incentives, and investment strategy to drive the desired ROI within two years, a feat almost unachievable in the burgeoning indoor farming arena. BIzReps’ assistance enabled them to significantly reduce their energy usage and exponentially increase productivity while gaining tax incentives that improved their overall bottom line.
Leveraging years of industry experience and long-term relationships, BizReps aims to continue offering comprehensive solutions that assist growers in lowering expenses, increasing ROI, and facilitating the switch to digital energy products for their indoor farms.