Under Sun Acres Inc.
Your home for greenhouse innovation.
Under Sun Acres is in the process of commissioning four combined heat and power reciprocating gas engines. The engines will supply the Ontario electricity grid with 13MW of electricity and waste heat recovered from the engine exhaust and jacket will be utilized to heat the greenhouse. With realized efficiencies of almost 95% these engines serve a two-fold purpose.
Cogen is the cutting edge of energy generation and consumption for commercial and industrial applications. The engines will work in unison with our existing hot water boilers and buffer storage tank to provide efficient and reliable heat to the greenhouse throughout the year. More pictures here.
Among other events throughout the year, 2019 was the first year of the Pepper Classic golf tournament for Under Sun Acres and Rising Sun Acres. All of our employees enjoyed a day on the links to hone their game or play for the first time! It turned out to be a great event and we will be doing it again next year!
Chef Paolo comes to us with over 20 years of culinary experience within fine dining, high volume restaurants, à la carte, buffet, casino operations, banquets, catering and university work. Vasapolli has showcased his culinary skills on local and national T.V. shows. An accomplished culinarian, he specializes in Italian, Canadian and ethnic cuisines.
Rising Sun Acres has had many dedicated migrant workers employed at the greenhouse with 10 plus years of seniority, with the longest employee returning for 22 years!
Under Sun Acres is a greenhouse operation located in Leamington, Ontario that produces sweet bell peppers. It is one of Ontario’s premier greenhouse facilities. We are at the cutting edge of technology operating a cogeneration system, closed loop water supply/filtration system, and more. Our in-house entomologist and research team of scientists and engineers allows Under Sun Acres to cultivate innovative ideas and push technological barriers. We believe we are a leading example of modern greenhouse life.