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Vertical farming: Location a key factor to success

by Andrea Zander

Vertical farming is growing. Funding for the industry reached a record high in 2021, with more than $1 billion being raised across the entire industry.

A selling point used by multiple vertical farms is that they can grow crops anywhere. So, choosing an ideal location can be one of the most important factors in determining the success of a vertical farm, according to the recent IDTechEx report, “Vertical Farming 2022–2032,” details the economic and technological factors shaping this rapidly growing industry.

Some vertical farms may choose to set up their facilities in pre-existing facilities, such as abandoned warehouses. In these cases, identifying the suitability of the venue is the first point of consideration: vertical farms are very energy intensive, and it is important to ensure the facilities chosen can support these energy loads. In addition, the ergonomics of the fac

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