17 January 2018
XsunX expands direct marketing of solar + energy storage solutions to California’s cannabis industry
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XsunX Inc of Aliso Viejo, CA, USA, which designs and installs hybrid copper indium gallium (di)selenide thin-film (CIGS) photovoltaic (TFPV) solar power generation and energy storage technologies, says that, with the passage in January of California's Proposition 64 (Adult Use of Marijuana Act) legalizing recreational use of cannabis, it has begun work preparing a whole-facility energy management proposal for a grow operation preparing for its build-out, and is finalizing the launch of its direct marketing campaign to over 1000 additional cannabis operations in the state.
The legalization of cannabis has spurred an increase in grow operations in California, and XsunX aims to work with those operations interested in reducing their long-term energy costs. Creating more reason to reduce operating costs is the fact that, with legalization, wholesale cannabis rates have begun to dip.
“Cannabis operations, due to their inherent high power use, offer significant operating-cost-reduction opportunities for the use of solar + energy storage,” says CEO Tom Djokovich. “We service all types of businesses, but the needs of the cannabis industry really excite us because our solar + energy storage managed solutions are so perfectly suited to help growers,” he reckons.
XsunX says it is responding to the passage of California's Prop. 64, which legalizes recreational use of cannabis, and the anticipation that new cannabis operations will start plugging into the power grid. The California Public Utilities Commissions (CPUC) policy and planning division has engaged in research for the development of recommendations for its investor-owned utilities to prepare for a surge in energy use attributable to new cannabis cultivation.