Bright Agrotech, an indoor farming technology company based in Laramie, introduced a first-of-its-kind lighting system on Thursday.
CEO Nate Storey says indoor farmers depend on artificial light in the grow houses. But where there is light, there is also heat.
“For the indoor grower, there’s always this struggle, this tug of war, between light and heat.”
Growers end up spending money to reduce that heat. Bright Agrotech's new lighting system, named The CoolBar, continuously circulates water through 350 watt LEDs to keep them cool. Storey says this unique system cuts costs and uses a lot less energy.
This will be the first time the company has ventured into electronics.
“We can jump into fairly sophisticated products, and create these things, and deliver them to market here in little old Laramie, Wyoming, with a team of folks that don’t know to be scared.”
Storey says the CoolBar will help regions with short growing seasons, like Wyoming, compete in the marketplace by saving indoor farmers money.