Grow better and save more with energy-efficient upgrades and incentives for indoor agriculture operations.
Indoor agriculture expands opportunities for growing quality, sustainable plants year-round, but it can also increase energy use. Fortunately for growers of cannabis, hemp, food and decorative plants, there are many options for energy-efficient lighting and grow equipment that use less energy, lower costs and support excellent growing conditions. The DTE Grow Energy Efficiently Program offers incentives that make energy efficiency a smart investment.
DTE will help you identify the best energy-efficient products for your business that also qualify for incentives. Energy specialists can help you calculate energy use and costs, develop estimates and identify incentives. They will also provide recommendations for products, contractors, and best practices for bringing energy efficiency into your facility.
- Increase yield and quality
- Lower operating costs
- Improve profitability and competitiveness
- Reduce payback time on investment with incentives
- Save on maintenance and repair costs
We offer incentives for energy-efficient lighting, insulation, HVAC, irrigation equipment and more. Earn $0.05 per kWH or therm saved on each qualified installation on new or existing indoor agriculture operations.
Calculate the Opportunities:
1. Call your DTE energy specialist to identify the best solutions for your facility.
2. Upgrade to energy-efficient equipment.
3. Start saving energy and money.
Retrofit Example: Flower Room Upgrade
A business with a 3,500-square-foot grow room wants to upgrade its 218, 640-watt high pressure sodium grow lights. A proposed replacement of all 218 fixtures with 640-watt LED grow lights will save the grower an estimated 439,226 kWh of electricity annually, reducing future energy costs.
Project: 218, 640-watt LED grow lights, 12 hours per day operation
Cost: $218,000 ($1,000 per fixture)
Estimated Annual Energy Savings: 439,226 kWh
Estimated Incentive: $21,961 ($.05 per kWh saved)
Estimated Annual Energy Cost Savings: $43,922.60
Simple payback: 3.46 years
LEDs produce less heat thus reducing the energy needed to cool a space, which can reduce the payback with no additional costs. Plus, LED technology reduces lighting maintenance costs associated with existing high intensity discharge (HID) lamps.
Complete the form or call (947) 200-1131 to talk with a DTE energy specialist.
Due to an overwhelming response to the Grow Energy Efficiently Pilot Program, we are currently fully reserved at the initial bonus incentive rate of $0.15/kWh. The Grow Energy Efficiently Pilot Program Team is happy to continue to offer customers the current DTE prescriptive incentive rates and provide specialized customer support to help accelerate energy efficiency. Please reach out to your energy specialist at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional details and information.