Design of energy efficient lighting system for vegetable plant growth in indoor vertical farming
Foo, John Rui Xiang
Date of Issue2017-05-15
School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
As the global population grow, the demand for food increases along with it. Simply increasing the supply of food is not sustainable as there is a limit to resources such as land for farming. Hence to increase the supply of food sustainably new ways of farming has been developed. A fairly new method of food production is indoor vertical farming. Instead of studying the traditional methods of indoor artificial lightings, this project will focus on a more energy efficient solution which is to use light emitting diodes for producing artificial lighting to grow crops. Furthermore, a lighting system with Wi-Fi capabilities will also be designed. This report will illustrate the thought process and methods use in deriving the final product and to develop an alternative way for sustainable farming.
Final Year Project (FYP)
Nanyang Technological University