Crop is a modular Controlled Environment system. In the early part of the product definition, we decided to stay away from expensive liquid solutions or pods and instead let our customers choose the growing medium best suited for them:soil, grow mats (rockwool)
Yes of course. We will offer bulk seed prices through our partners in each country on the website, but you can also keep using the seeds you like.
Yes, as long as the plants you selected have similar growing requirements.
The running lifetime provided is 30 000 Hours. Even running continuously, you will enjoy 3 years of growing. Since LED technology constantly improves, by 2020 you will also be able to purchase LEDs with better efficiency, resulting in lower power consumption.
The advantage of combining Controlled Environment Agriculture with the Internet of Things is that by collecting data and applying machine learning, we will identify the main factors enabling the best plants characteristics, be it taste, nutrition, flower quality etc…Having optimal parameters for each growth stage, we hope you will feel the ‘Wow’ effect everytime you use Crop.
Each Crop Quantum Core has a 12 Watt Power Supply, so if you turn the LEDs on for 20 hours per day, this costs 12 W x 20 h = 240Wh . Depending on your provider, this costs about £ 0.03 per day in the UK.
It is our intent of course to provide our customers with the widest variety of LED grown plants and optimized growth factors impacting taste and nutritional value.
We will conduct surveys on a regular basis to determine what is important for you; we are actively looking at research work done on the impact of wavelength for new exciting crops such as tea leaves or mushrooms.