Where are you located? I’ve looked over a couple dozen business plans of similar type and while the electricity is expensive (can be millions just to get hookups) I don’t see how you’re becoming unprofitable.
In a former life I was the operations and “innovation” manager at a few large firms (not cannabis) and part of that was deciding on going forward with new projects based on detailed proposals. I would want to see your calculations here - I wouldn’t charge you for it or anything. I want you to help bring your innovation to the cannabis industry.
Now I’m not saying you’re incorrect - but maybe there’s a different way to look at it you haven’t considered. One of my big problems is that I get so deep into a project that a fresh outlook becomes nigh impossible, and I think you may be in that boat, though I could be wrong.
I’ll sign an NDA or whatever you want. Honestly it sounds like there are other problems to address here on a more foundational level than what you’re bringing up. I respect lighting companies and their sales teams and do not want to disparage anyone but it is my opinion that before getting into all that we should look at addressing this fact.
@DyscoGrow is another person you should speak with. He’s affiliated with me, yes, but I went through over 2 dozen people before I found someone that is commiserate with my high standards so of course I’d have no problem recommending him to someone else.