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A nation that can't control its energy sources can't control its future. Barack Obama

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  • 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 Summary points: Supplementary lighting can account for 15% or more of a grower’s total ‘delivered’ energy. Read More...
  • CO2 enrichment is vital to the cost-effective production of many glasshouse crops. However, it can have a high energy cost. In this factsheet, Farm Energy Centre's Chris Plackett, and Steve Adams and Allen Langton from Warwick Horticultural Research International (HRI), discuss how to keep the energy expense of CO2 enrichment in check. Read More...
  • In this factsheet, Farm Energy Centre's Chris Plackett, and Steve Adams and Allen Langton from Warwick Horticultural Research International (HRI) highlight the energy savings that can be made through effective glasshouse temperature.   Summary points:   Reducing the heating set-point by 1°C can typically save around 10–13% energy. Read More...
  • A half-day GrowSave workshop led by Farm Energy Centre, which provided growers with an interactive forum on the practical implementation of energy efficiency measures in low temperature protected cropping. With a focus on energy intensive production, the workshop was of particular interest to nurseries producing crops such as leafy salads, chilli peppers, herbs, bedding, cut flowers, edible and ornamental propogation with typically lower temperature set points. Read More...