As a proud sponsor of the Hort Connection’s Global Innovation in Horticulture Seminar on Wednesday 20 June 2018, Flow Power were thrilled to be included in the discussion on innovation in horticulture and what it means for the future of the industry.

At Flow Power, we know that empowering businesses to make smarter choices about their power use will drive innovation and is the way forward for a better energy future. This is why we decided to get involved.

This year, we asked ‘what if?’. For us, this is the question that sparks light bulb moments and drives innovation. It’s also a question that was echoed by the most notable voices in horticulture and research presenting at the seminar.

So, what does the future of the horticulture industry look like?

For Monsanto Global Technical Development Lead Kevin Walsh, saving time during the labour-intensive harvesting period can now begin at the very beginning of a plant’s life cycle, thanks to new breeding techniques. For growers, this is a solution that delivers unprecedented labour efficiency.

At the University of Sydney, the Ladybird Science and Research platform gives growers vital insights into their growing through its sensing hardware and software.

Finally, the session was wrapped up by Jesse Reader Sector Specialist at Bosch, Salah Sukkarieh, professor at the Australian Centre for Field Robotics and Agtech cluster leader at Peyman Moghadam at CSIRIO, who fielded an engaging discussion in the AGRobotics panel.

All three speakers agreed that even a decade ago, they could not have foreseen the current level of technological advancement in the horticulture industry.

The seminar finished with the Flow Power Global Innovations lunch, which gave everyone a chance to get together and discuss the future of the horticulture industry.

How we’re bringing global innovations to Australia

Around the world, businesses have found a way to take back control of their power use and it’s time that Australian businesses followed in their footsteps.

We’ve devoted the last nine years to bringing global innovations to Australian soil and developing tech (such as Flow Power’s kWatch ® Intelligent Controller) that helps businesses connect to the true signals of the power market.

By connecting our customers to smarter energy strategies, we can change Australia’s power market for the better and support of our customers as they drive innovation in their own sectors.

Powering your business with PPAs

Renewable corporate Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) have long been the contract of choice for Silicon Valley heavyweights such as Google and some of Australia’s largest corporates, including Coca-Cola Amatil, Telstra and most recently, Mars. Until recently, these deals were only available to businesses with the means to negotiate them, leaving smaller players out of the equation!

Last year, we were able to launch Australia’s first renewable corporate PPA with the view to giving local businesses the opportunity to tap into this global trend that lowers power costs while benefiting the environment and the economy.

Any questions? We’re here to help.

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