Scientists have found a way to grow crops in greenhouses and use the power of the sun simultaneously. There is new technology that has the potential to lower greenhouse gas emissions by using special pink glass that controls the temperatures inside. The pink glass panels are called Wavelength Selective Photovoltaic Systems and are used on the roof of the greenhouse and are embedded with magenta luminescent dye. Using these panels generates solar electricity to control the temperature in the greenhouse, making it possible to use less energy. Greenhouses use a lot of energy because it is expensive to not only keep them lit but to also control the temperature. Using this new discovery, pink-paneled greenhouses could help with sustainability an offer a food system that requires far less energy.
Modular Greenhouses has a mission to bring gardening programs to every primary and secondary school in America by 2025. Their CEO and founder, Josh Smith, has a passion to help children by giving them the right nourishment when they are developing. “He believes it is an absolute travesty that children are fed junk food during the most developmental years of their lives and is committed 100% to shifting this systemic issue.” Smith, from Reno Nevada, has 15 years of start-up experience and knows how to motivate and propel a team that with ensure the company dominates the greenhouse market in the next few years. Smith is dedicated to change the way American children are fed so that they can develop healthily.
Josh Smith studied at the University of Nevada, Reno and is a serial entrepreneur. He has been involved in many different start-ups in the wellness and technology fields. Josh Smith founded his company when he realized there were no cost effective, easy to build or durable personal greenhouses. Modular Greenhouses’ headquarters are based in Reno, Nevada.