Montréal, Québec, Canada – Wanting to waste no time outfitting her new strawberry greenhouse with the most advanced technology, Magalie Rajotte, owner of Les Serres de la Vallière in Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec, has invested in Sollum Technologies’ smart LED grow light solution.
“Strawberries are very rewarding crops to grow but they also offer a suite of unique challenges”, says Magalie Rajotte. “I wanted to make sure that my greenhouse had every possible advantage from the beginning, and for me that means investing in precision technology like Sollum’s smart LED lighting solution.” In addition to optimizing her greenhouse production, Rajotte sees choosing new technology solutions as a way of benefiting from exciting opportunities in the future. With Sollum’s adaptable dynamic LED lights, it is easy to try out new varieties and growing strategies and scale up as a business evolves.
“We are ecstatic to be the first choice of growers starting new business ventures” says Kassim Tremblay, vice president, Business Development at Sollum Technologies. “Greenhouse operators want to invest in lasting technology that meets their needs well into the future, regardless of how their business changes over time. Our unique solution allows them to do just that.”
Les Serres de la Vallière joins a rapidly growing list of diverse producers across Canada and internationally who have chosen Sollum’s dynamic LED technology to light their crops, including tomatoes, peppers, citrus, flowers, strawberries and more.
About Les Serres de la Vallière
Les Serres de la Vallière is a company established by a young entrepreneur, Magalie Rajotte. Her parents came from a farming background and built a field crop business that stood out in the industry and inspired their daughter’s entrepreneurial spirit. When Magalie decided to take a course in Agricultural Business Management and Technology at the Institut de technologie agroalimentaire in Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec, she intended to take over the family farm and leave a mark as distinctive as her parents’. In order to support the growth of the business, she decided to diversify into greenhouse cultivation, based on a previous experience. She sought the advice of experts to make her project a reality, including the team at Sollum Technologies, which will provide the smart lighting solution for her greenhouse. Her winter strawberry production will begin in the fall of 2022.
About Sollum Technologies
Inspired by nature, Sollum Technologies was founded in 2015 to offer greenhouse growers the only smart LED lighting solution which dynamically recreates, perfects, and modulates the full spectrum of the Sun’s natural light. The company is based in Montréal (Québec, Canada), where its design, development, and manufacturing activities are concentrated. Sollum works closely with its clients and research centres to create recipes that are adapted to the growth cycle of each crop, regardless of its native climate or the location of the greenhouse. Its SUN as a Service cloud platform enables multi-zone light management so growers can implement several different recipes simultaneously in the same greenhouse. The platform also automatically adapts the lighting of each zone to the ambient light to match recipe targets. Sollum’s award-winning lighting solution thereby provides unparalleled value in terms of energy savings, productivity, and superior produce quality through a flexible, adaptive, and easy-to-use application, with great respect for the environment. For more information, visit sollum.tech.