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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'

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    Ed

    On 7 November, we kicked off an exciting, new study group project, focussing on Next Generation Growing (NGG). The pilot programme aims to take NGG principles and techniques, which have been established in the Netherlands, and help a select group of UK growers implement them at their nurseries. More
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    Ed

    Evidence suggests that LED lights, which are well matched to plant requirement, can stimulate greater plant growth and crop yield than conventional assimilation lighting (e.g. high-pressure sodium).  In fact, when used in underground or vertical farms, LED’s can even be used to substitute natural light altogether. More
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    Ed

    In Belgium and the Netherlands horticulture is big business and the facilities tend to be more high-tech than their UK counterparts. During a recent GrowSave study tour I saw some of the advanced technology and practices used by growers, such as LED lighting, diffuse glass and bio-beds for water filtration. More
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    Ed

    The term ‘vertical farming’ (VF) can mean different things to different people. For some, it might conjure images of high-rise buildings with ‘green’ sides or roofs, while for others it could mean a high-tech, containerised system. More
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    Ed

    LEDs in space

    25.05.2016

    Water cooled LED lights have made their way into space! More
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    Oli

    A Metro supermarket, in central Berlin, has arguably some of the freshest produce available. This is thanks to the installation of a modular box growing system within the shop itself. The system has been developed by a team of plant scientists, robotics specialists, industrial designers, IT personnel, architects, futurists and chefs. More
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    Jon

    It appears that Tim Peake isn’t the only interesting object in space at the moment. More
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    Tim

    I came across the October 2013 edition of 'In Greenhouses' magazine today, and it contains some interesting articles. More
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    Oli

    Sharp — a company well known for making solar panels amongst other electronic equipment — has announced it is to grow strawberries in the Middle East. More
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    Jon

    All ‘large organisations’ in the UK are to undergo an energy audit by December 2015, under new plans revealed by the government. More