Sunniva California Campus is designed to deploy custom, automation assembly line cultivation processes at scale. "By using proven advanced technologies within our glasshouse facilities, we can expect to dramatically reduce labor costs, which typically exceed 50% of total cost of production within the cannabis industry," the company explains.
In the following video, Sunniva provides a construction update where it is possible to see the company's progress on its new large scale facility.
The current California expansion of Sunniva consists of several phases. Phase one includes 247,000 square feet of glasshouse with 78,000 square feet of header house and breezeway for a total of 325,000 square feet. The CPL glasshouse facility is expected to produce 50,000 kg per year of dry cannabis at capacity with an additional 10,000 kg per year of associated trim. Phase two is expected to increase the glasshouse by 164,000 square feet and increase production by approximately 22,500 kg per year of dry cannabis and approximately 5,000 kg per year of associated trim.
Sunshine all around
"By harnessing one of California's most abundant resources - the plentiful sunshine - we reduce our energy consumption while utilizing dynamic and adaptive microclimatic controls to provide precise growing conditions. This boosts vigorous photosynthesis, growth, and resin production while reducing the risk of certain types of fungal and pest infections commonly seen in indoor cultivation."
"Nourished by full-spectrum natural sunlight, generous airflow and oxygenation, optimal temperature and humidity, and precise nutrient delivery, our techniques are expected to produce quality, clean-testing medical botanicals that will benefit our customers in an environmentally sound way."