SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Cementing its part as an sector trailblazer, Canndescent has completed the cannabis industry’s initial industrial-scale solar project, powering its indoor production facility in Desert Hot Springs, California.

Delivering onsite, renewable power, the 282.six kilowatt program makes use of 734 solar modules on seven unique carport structures to energize the company’s historic cannabis production facility, which also earned consideration in 2016 as California’s initial municipally permitted operation. The state-of-the-art, clean power program offsets as a great deal carbon annually as a 430-acre forest and reduces annual atmospheric carbon emissions by 365 metric tons (per NREL and EPA estimates).

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As the initial cannabis organization to energy an at-scale, indoor cultivation project with renewable solar power, Canndescent delivers a important template for sustainability in an sector exactly where outside growers tax water sources and indoor and light dep greenhouse growers consume an estimated 1% of the electrical energy created in the United States. The project presently produces adequate energy to charge an estimated 20% of US smartphones for a day and highlights a possible path to divorce agriculture from a lot of of its adverse environmental impacts. Cultivating indoors with solar energy, the project marries the crop turns and water efficiency related with indoor, hydroponic cultivation and the power efficiency identified in other types of cultivation.

Historically, the cannabis sector has selected in between indoor, outside, and greenhouse approaches. With the initial-of-its-type solar project, the organization creates a fourth option it calls greendoor™ that unites water efficiency, power efficiency, and pesticide-free of charge increasing in an indoor format.

Aside from bridging classic cultivation barriers, the solar-powered cannabis facility stands as a political iconoclast. It harmonizes the progressive themes of option power and option medicine with the conservative theme of private enterprise, making social effect in an Chance Zone. The organization invested a combined $three.75m to retrofit its 11,000 sf warehouse for solar and cannabis production and produces an estimated 10,000 pounds of boutique cannabis in a city exactly where 34% of the population lives at or beneath the poverty line. Scott Matas, mayor of Desert Hot Springs, beamed “Since inception, Canndescent has lifted up our neighborhood contributing $500,000 in regional cannabis taxes and making 150 jobs. Adding renewable power to what was the initial cultivation project to open in the Coachella Valley, Canndescent continues to light a path for other individuals to adhere to.”

Canndescent CEO Adrian Sedlin mentioned, “We commissioned the solar project simply because the contemporary customer deserves and demands that we build exceptional goods employing exceptional practices.” Sedlin added, “As an sector coming of age appropriate now, its organic and proper for the cannabis sector and Canndescent to lead company neighborhood in addressing some of the world’s pressing challenges.”

Currently exceeding the California Power Commission’s requirement for new nonresidential buildings to have rooftop solar by 2023, Canndescent constructed the project in eight weeks right after a two year struggle to win project approval and financing. Canndescent’s CFO, Tom DiGiovanni, mentioned, “Given the restrictions about cannabis banking and lending and the complexities of power projects and California civil building in basic, this was extraordinarily tricky to pull off. Nonetheless, we got it completed and have established a template for the ‘green industry’ to go greener.”

To accelerate adoption of solar energy and greendoor practices inside cannabis, Canndescent will release a white paper in 2Q19 sharing its solar project plans as open supply. The organization has currently released a project video, and has planned a ribbon-cutting ceremony and web site tour for government and sector representatives on Monday, March 18, 2019.

About Canndescent

Canndescent empowers adults to turn down the noise, unlock the moment and transform their lives with ultra-premium cannabis goods. In 2015, Canndescent became the initial cannabis cultivator in the planet to abandon classic strain names and pioneer effects-primarily based cannabis, promoting its flowers below the names, Calm, Cruise, Make, Connect and Charge. In 2016, the organization opened the initial municipally permitted facility in California in 2017, Canndescent became California’s #1-promoting flower brand, and in 2018, the organization became the state’s #1-promoting brand of luxury flower goods. Buyers can buy Canndescent goods at major dispensary and delivery solutions all through California and can understand much more about the organization at www.canndescent.com.

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