VERA® TECHNOLOGY

Superior performance. Complete control and integration. We believe that Vera® is the most advanced vertical farming platform in the world.

Vera® is a family of Netled’s proprietary vertical farming systems. It is the only true end-to-end turn-key vertical farming solution on the market: Vera® offers an easy solution for every grower be they first-time producer or established operations. Netled acts as a partner throughout the whole project, from the initial design to the installation, commissioning, documentation as well as further maintenance and data analysis. Vera® is scalable from instore to industrial: in-store cabinets for marketing, compact-size for piloting, industrial size for commercial growing, and it works with any growing media and pots.

Vera® Leafy Greens

Vera® Leafy Greens is a vertical farming system designed specifically for growing, harvesting, and packing lettuce and other leafy greens. If you’re looking to grow lettuce with a high production rate, Vera® Leafy Greens is a perfect solution for you.

Vera® Herbs

Vera® Herbs is a vertical farming system designed specifically for growing, harvesting and packing potted herbs. Herbs are sensitive plants and it requires a special know-how to create a perfectly optimal growing environment for them. With Vera® Herbs, you’ll succeed with even these delicate plants.

Vera® Berry

Vera® Berry is a vertical farming solution suitable for growing strawberries or other continuous harvest cultivars and cultivars with similar growing space requirements such as cloudberry, or arctic raspberry.

The Vera Berry vertical farm utilizes all the benefits of controlled environment agriculture such as minimized growing risks, balanced year-round yield, and obviated pesticides and herbicides. Vera Berry has it all, its components elegantly designed to work in perfect harmony. From lighting to irrigation, everything is easily controlled via Vera® automation.

Vera® Berry brings harvesting into one location and dramatically reduces logistics and enables more plants per square meter than traditional strawberry cultivation methods.

TECHNOLOGY CONSULTATION

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HORTICULTURAL SERVICES

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FACILITY SERVICES

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VERA TECHNOLOGY

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2,5
times bigger crop production size
60%
less energy consumption
95%
less water consumption

Why Vera® – 8 reasons for the smartest choice

SPACE

Optimized plant density along the crop cycle enables over 40% plants per growing area and up to 100x bigger yield than in horizontal cultivation.

WATER

Water, nutritions and CO2 are fed constantly and precisely to the plants. Saved water: up to 95% vs traditional systems.

QUALITY

Vera improves the look and taste of salads, allowing them to grow until harvesting time at the same speed. Compatible with organic, non-organic and pesticide-free production. Full traceability.

LIGHT

Growth speed increases up to 30–40% with our unique patent-pending LED lighting distributed for plants from above and below.

MONEY

Our systems are designed for the best performance for the investment. Estimated OPEX+CAPEX savings 30–50% vs competition.

FOOTPRINT

Closed cultivation process doesn’t pollute soil or waters. You can cut climate emissions to zero with 100% renewable energy.

ENERGY

Absolute control over air humidity heat energy circulation and cooling leads up to 60% energy savings.

TIME

Seamlessly integrated and automated IoT-based system needs little maintenance. You save time and worries. We support you with 100% care.

Seamlessly integrated and automated vertical technology by Vera®

Dynamic spacing system

In Vera®, there are over 40% more plants in the growing area and even 8 times more in the floor area than in similar open field or traditional greenhouse cultivation. In Vera® we use FIFO, ie. first in, first out flow through growing. In Vera® the crop density is optimized and changed along the crop cycle.

Mechanics

Vera® has a servo operated gutter movement system, which is already commonly used in traditonal greenhouses. The structure is made of high strength aluminium body, and the design is flexible and modular. The system can be built with easy instructions and factory assembled construction modules. Long lasting materials ensure longer lifecycle.

Automation

The automation of Vera® serves as the core of managing the whole vertical farming system. The system is reliable and firewall protected. All detective sensors feed the information of the operation, and automation manages the functions between the pre-set values. The smart IoT-based automation system has a very intuitive user interface (Vera® OS) with an easy-to-use touch screen. The system collects data, which can be analyzed and used to create your own growing recipes.

Lighting

Vera® has a unique, patent pending LED lighting system, which produces optimal light for plants from above and below. The amount and distribution of light is always designed according to the needs of specific plants.

Processing

The modern processing of Vera® includes, for example, seeding, transplanting and harvesting of the plants.

Virtual power plant

The fully digital, adjustable lighting system allows the electric company to reserve the LED luminaire power and stabilize the grid. This is also an asset to the electricity companies, who are often willing to pay for this feature. Stabilization can be compensated by dimming the light to reduce the load and increasing the light during lighting hours.

Climate

Vera® can be combined to heat recovery systems. Integrated lighting, LED cooling and recovered heat together form a highly energy efficient system. Automation steers the climate and keeps the growing environment always optimal. Special optical design enables an even distribution of light to the plants. Vera® makes the controlling of microclimate easy.

Irrigation

The irrigation system includes all water and fertilizer handling equipment as well as fully automated steering. In Vera® we use NFT, ie. Nutrient Film Technique as a growing system. This technique is a developed version of the traditional hydroponic cultivation. Modular design enables diversity of plants in the same growing facility and also plant specific recipes. Nutrients and CO2 are fed constantly to the system, but not led back into the nature.

VERA FEATURES

Vera® Software for control and support

The highest level of hardware-software integration on the market.

  • Complete production automation from seed to retail
  • Complete control of facility humidity, lighting, nutrients, irrigation, automatic dynamic spacing of growing crops, thinning, harvesting, packing and boxing for delivery.
  • Direct remote connection to all Vera farms for technical and biological monitoring, fast diagnosis, pre-emptive service, steering, and consulting.

Vera® Robotics for automation and optional performance

  • Latest innovations in robotics for automating the entire production flow
  • Transplanting, harvesting and packing of crops
  • Automatic gutter washing
  • Automatic palletizing and foil wrapping of pallets.

Vera® Crop Recipes for productivity and quality

All the essential variables necessary for successful growing.

  • 56 adjustable parameters for each crop that can be fine-tuned for perfect yield and quality
  • Continuous development of technical parameters and cultivars
  • Standardized growing environment where all recipes work regardless of the Vera system in use
OUR CLIENTS

Netled signs €15 million contract with Oh My Greens to deliver Vera vertical farm to Sweden

Netled has signed a contract worth €15 million with Swedish herbs supplier, Oh My Greens

Netled launches its first vertical farm in North America

Netled partners with Calgary-based Rambridge Wholesale Supply to bring Vera vertical farming technology to the North American market.

Groundbreaking vertical farming project with Vertigo Farms in Poland

Netled has completed its first entirely remote deal and delivery of Vera vertical farming technology to its Poland-based partner, Vertigo Farms.