Unleash the Power of iyris™: Save Water, Reduce Heat, Increase Yields and Save on Energy Costs
The SecondSky™ roofing installation process is straightforward and identical to what you’re already familiar with. Enjoy all the advantagesof iyris™ effortlessly and start reaping the rewards today.
One Simple Change
Of all the business decisions growers need to make, replacing standard greenhouse plastics to an iyris™ SecondSky™ covering could not be simpler.
iyris™ SecondSky™ is installed the same way as the standard plastics you are used to. There’s no need for new techniques or methods. Plus, iyris™ SecondSky™ is supplied through your normal plastics distributor or greenhouse manufacturer.
Growers benefit from reduced water and fertigation use, lower energy costs for cooling and improved crop yields from the minute it’s installed. It really could not be simpler. Replace, and reap the benefits.
Next Gen Heat Blocking Solutions
iyris™ uses advanced nanotechnology to optimise the light spectrum for agriculture, reducing water and energy costs while improving crop yield.
This unique Agri-Climate Technology has been created for greenhouse growers to reduce the impact of peak heat on plant growth while still allowing light through to drive photosynthesis and create healthier and more productive crops.
iyris™ SecondSky™ will increase yields for the grower, while reducing operational costs and delivering a quick return on investment.
Extend Your Growing Season
Crop production in hot climates is limited to the months when plants will not be damaged by the heat of the sun or the costs of keeping crops hydrated and cool make growing unprofitable.
iyris™ SecondSky™ is a game-changing solution that allows you to grow for longer. These heat blocking solutions reduce peak heat temperature inside your greenhouse creating a more stable temperature gradient to create optimum growing conditions.
By lowering peak temperatures, you can extend your season, allowing growers to continue supplying their customers well after other growers without iyris™ SecondSky™ have closed down for the summer.
Improve crop yields
Optimizing and manipulating the light spectrum to maximize photosynthetic activity by plants is at the core of everything that iyris™ does.
Under iyris™ SecondSky™, plants are better protected from the harmful heat of the sun (NIR). This puts the plants under much less stress, which can reduce the transpiration rate of the plants, creating healthier growth and better tasting and more prolific crops.
Providing crops with the correct levels of photosynthetic light (PAR) and growing conditions allows millions of years of evolution to be activated to optimize growth and yield.
At iyris™ we believe that using the most abundant, and free source of energy – the sun – to grow plants, is the most sustainable way to increase your yield.
Reduce Power Usage
In Controlled Environment Agriculture, the use of mechanical cooling has revolutionised growing in harsh heat conditions. But it’s expensive to keep mechanical cooling operating.
Under iyris™ SecondSky™, you can significantly cut your reliance on mechanical cooling compared to traditional plastic roofs. Why? Because the unique nano-particulate technology in SecondSky™ absorbs peak heat and prevents it from entering the greenhouse.
By blocking heat from entering the greenhouse, there is reduced demand on the cooling system and less irrigation is needed by the plants to allow them to thrive. These energy savings pass straight through to the profits of the grower.
Improve Water & Fertigation Use
Crops need light, water and nutrients for healthy growth. Light from the sun is free, but water is scarce and fertilisers expensive.
Under iyris™ SecondSky™ peak temperatures are lower and more consistent and this means the plants are healthier and happier. The reduced heat stress significantly reduces leaf temperature in the leaf cover. The reduced humidity in the growing environment means less stress on the cooling system, and lower chances of plant disease.
The result? Significantly lower volumes of water are used in irrigation, fertigation and, most importantly, in the mechanical cooling system in the greenhouse.