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  • Visionstate Corporation (VIS) announces that their portfolio company, Exceed Solar, is launching its high-tech solar greenhouse at the University of Alberta
  • The 240 square foot greenhouse was designed by Exceed Solar through its Sol Space brand, and is located next to the East Campus Village
  • The idea of the project is to influence technology to further enhance the capabilities of backyard greenhouses to address growing concerns of food security
  • University of Alberta’s engineering department, renewable energy design team and permaculture student groups will be involved with the research
  • Visionstate Corporation is a company that invests in the research and development of new technology in the realm of the internet of things, big data and analytics, and sustainability
  • Visionstate is down 8.3 per cent trading at $0.05 per share at 3:29 p.m. ET

Visionstate Corporation (VIS) portfolio company, Exceed Solar, is launching its high-tech solar greenhouse at the University of Alberta on October 7.

The 240 square foot greenhouse was designed by Exceed Solar through its Sol Space brand and is located next to the East Campus Village.

Exceed Solar is dedicated to building renewable greenhouses and affordable living spaces by leveraging construction technologies and sustainable energy solutions.

The greenhouse project is funded through the University of Alberta’s energy management and sustainable operations department. The department provided the financing for the installation of the greenhouse on campus for the purpose of advanced research.

The goal of the project is to influence technology to enhance the capabilities of backyard greenhouses to address growing concerns of food security.

The solar greenhouse can produce enough power to operate fans, lights and a heating and cooling system. It has a 96 square foot potting shed attached and houses the solar components.

U of A’s engineering department, renewable energy design team and permaculture student groups will be involved with the research.

The research areas being pursued include internet of things sensors, permaculture and solar energy optimization.

Kim Muir, stakeholder relations manager for Exceed Solar, said the project brought together a broad spectrum of expertise in many different disciplines.

“The result is a project that can not only help address food shortages but test new technologies in sustainable development that will benefit all of our communities,” she said.

Backyard greenhouses continue to grow in popularity as food prices continue to rise and more people stay home because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Muir added, “Generating green energy from sustainable sources is liberating in and of itself but growing your own source of food is equally inspiring for people, providing them an opportunity to an active participant in our transition toward a more sustainable existence.”

Visionstate Corporation is a company that invests in the research and development of new technology in the realm of the internet of things, big data and analytics, and sustainability.

Visionstate is down 8.3 per cent trading at $0.05 per share at 3:29 p.m. ET.

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