December 2, 2017
Dear Dr. Ruth Shuman,
I am writing this letter to support the submission of a NSF proposal ‘Next Generation Agriculture: Mobile, Energy Efficient, and Cultivar Specific’ by Jim Ray in collaboration with Dr. Malcolm Forbes. I generally support innovative technologies to improve energy‐photon conversion efficiency in horticultural lighting, as a horticulture researcher whose expertise is controlled environment agriculture. Cooling technology improvement is obviously a critical area to invest for developing highly efficient LED lighting for horticultural applications and thereby lowering the electricity costs for lighting and cooling in a crop production system.
Please let me know if you need further information.
Chieri Kubota, Professor, Ohio State University, College of Food, Agriculture, and Environmental Sciences, Department of Horticulture and Crop Science
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