Our months of planning have “completed” and we are underway implementing our design!
We have begun work on two components of the upgrade and automation of the Kapiolani Community College Greenhouse:
- The install of a water bypass with water flow meter. This will allow the students and faculty to monitor water use a function of time, watering cycle and total usage. This will also give us baseline data as to how much water our design is saving and allow us and the botany department fine tune how water is used in the Greenhouse.
- The install of a Rockwell Micrologix 1400 Programmable Logic Controller. This state of the art, robust piece of industrial technology will allow us to control every electrical component and fixture in the greenhouse. It will also allow the control of these systems via the internet and data logging of all things electronic.
Stay tuned for more on the ESW Hawaii Greenhouse Project!