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'
  • Jon Swain went on behalf of GrowSave to GreenTech, Amsterdam RAI to see what’s new and here are some photos and videos of what he found.
  • Here is presentation given by Dutch consultants on the 29th January. Growers who attended this event heard how the drive to save energy, and to grow more sustain-ably, was seeing fundamental changes to glasshouse cropping practices in the Netherlands.
  • In our latest technical update we take a look at how air movement systems can improve the greenhouse environment and contribute to:
  • A presentation given by Farm Energy Centre's Tim Pratt at the TGA's 2013 Conference, on 26th September.
  • Using heat to control humidity in a greenhouse gives the advantages of a good yielding and a disease-free crop. But with energy prices rising, many growers are left wondering whether humidity control is something they can really afford.
  • Common practice is to put measuring boxes in a position that is both practically convenient and which provides representative measurements of the conditions in the greenhouse.
  • Reducing minimum pipe temperature settings is a good way to save energy. However, this must be done alongside well considered ventilation settings to ensure that heating requirements are minimised.
  • In recent years, the accepted norm for growers of edible crops such as tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers has been to control humidity based on humidity deficit (HD). This is because conventional wisdom suggests that maintaining a minimum HD promotes transpiration, which, in turn, ensures optimised plant development and growth.