About Gemüseproduktion Zorbau
Gemüseproduktion Zorbau is one of the production locations of giant fruit & vegetable production and marketing enterprise, Gemüsering Stuttgart. The existing 7.2 ha tomato greenhouse had HPS grow lighting throughout and is one of the largest fully lit greenhouses in Germany.
The first ever German grown Piccolo tomato crop, lit with high efficiency Hyperion LEDs
To fulfil a major new contract to produce the first German grown Piccolo tomatoes and other premium varieties, a further 1.36 ha was added to the greenhouse. Gemüsering Stuttgart is the first company in the “fresh vegetables and fruit” sector committed to consistently pursuing climate neutrality. The Zorbau greenhouse already draws all is energy requirements from an innovative micro-grid that delivers more sustainable and resilient power. But the cost of this energy is still very high and so the energy efficiency of all greenhouse operations, particularly for lighting the new crop which needs very high intensity, needs to be as high as possible.
Hyperion luminaires utilise active air cooling to enable high output, high efficiency (80% higher than HS grow lights) and a long lifespan in a compact design with very little shading. The installation at Zorbau, measured at over 250 umol/s/m², is one of the highest intensity 100% LED installations in W. Europe.