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'
  • 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
  • Supplementary lighting can be controlled in a number of different ways, ranging from simple manual switching through to automatic control using a climate computer.