Energy efficiency is a measure of energy used for delivering a given service. Improving energy efficiency means getting more from the energy that we use. DECC - Energy Efficiency Strategy: 'The Energy Efficiency Opportunity in the UK'
  • As part of HDC-funded project 'PO10: LED Lighting for Horticultural Applications – Establishing the Economics of Current Hardware Offerings', Farm Energy Centre has produced three calculators to assist you in making the decision about using LED lighting.
  • 'LEDs go on' Find out how the Danish nursery Knud Jepsen A/S – Queen® Kalanchoe has expanded its production area without building any new glasshouses thanks to LED modules installed in transport lanes.
  • 'Interlighting for tomatoes - according to Philips' Over the past few years, the use of LEDs as intermediate lighting for tomatoes has given positive results.
  • The arrival of commercially-viable light emitting diode (LED) lighting for horticultural applications has been promised for a number of years now, and recent developments by a number of manufacturers suggests that the promise is now close to reality.
  • This article on LED lighting notes a visit by members of the Sustainability Initiative to the Improvement Centre — a Dutch greenhouse facility that leases 10,000 sq. ft. of production blocks to researchers, manufacturers and breeders to test new products.
  • Notes from a presentation by Wageningen UR Greenhouse Hoticulture, which explores the use of LEDs in hoticulture.
  • In this factsheet, Farm Energy Centre's Chris Plackett, and Steve Adams and Allen Langton from Warwick Horticultural Research International (HRI) look at the energy implications of using horticultural lighting, and consider how energy inputs can be minimised whilst still maintaining plant yield and quality