Cultivation Cost Calculator

Complete the two fields below and the calculator will tell you the cost of your electricity during the Vegetation and Flowering stages.

The average cost of electricity in the US is $0.12 kw/h and $0.10 kWh in Canada. If you don’t know the kw/h of your electricty, you can use these averages to get a rough idea.
The number of watts that your appliance draws from the wall. This could be your grow light, rotating fan of exhaust.
The most common light-dark cycle used during the vegetative stage is 18 hour on, 12 hours off (18-12) However, 24-0 is sometimes used to speed up vegetative growth, resulting in higher electricity bills.
The light-dark cycle required during the flowering stage is 12 hour on, 12 hours off.
Estimated Cost of Electricity During Vegetation Stage

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Note: depending on the strain and growing techniques, the vegetation phase can last anywhere from 2 to 8+ weeks.
Estimated Cost of Electricity During Flowering Stage

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Note: the values assume that you have your grow light running for 12 hours Depending on the strain, growing techniques and harvest time, the flowering phase can last anywhere from 5 to 16+ weeks.

Welcome to Birkel Cultivation Solutions

Birkel Electric is proud to introduce you to our newest commercial and industrial cannabis division, Birkel Cultivation Solutions. We focus on performing energy audits, grow system installation (including Argus), sub panel and panel upgrades and security and fire alarm and humidity control systems.

Our team of professionals can manage your project from start to finish. From our dedicated office staff to single point of contact Estimation and Project Management team, we have the experience to deliver quality services, on-time, and within budget.

Pre-project Planning

Quality Control

Industry Partnerships

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DID YOU KNOW?

The $3.5bn cannabis industry is one of the nation’s most energy intensive, often demanding 24-hour indoor lighting rigs, heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems at multiplying grow sites. Legal cannabis cultivation in the U.S. consumes an estimated 1.1 terawatt-hours of electricity a year, according to the 2018 Cannabis Energy Report.

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