Energy efficiency is not just low-hanging fruit; it is fruit on the ground. Stephen Chu, US Secretary of Energy
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    Cold store setup and management contribute significantly to the cost of operation. Cold stores are used within horticulture in a variety of situations and for different purposes, so a ‘one type fits all’ approach is rarely the most efficient. More
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    Sensors are the eyes and ears of your control system and fundamental to its operation. Inaccurate measurements, due to faulty or poorly maintained sensors, can result in wasted energy, substandard crop performance and even increased disease so they are very important. More
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    This is part one of a two part update in which we revisit the conventional sources of CO2 supply and discuss the influence of factors, such as heat requirement and electricity price on the cost attributed to CO2 supply.  More
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    This is the second part of a two-part update on CO2. We look at the supply of CO2 from biomass and anaerobic digestions and discuss how it has developed since the update of renewable-based heating systems.  More
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    In this technical update we explain how it is measured and the different solutions available to enable this benefit in greenhouses.  More
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    In this technical update we talk about the pros and cons of the three different types of Biomass CHP. More
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    It's important to measure energy so that we can evaluate and compare its costs and assess how efficiently it's being used.  More
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    This technical update explains what has changed, should you double up, which is better clear or diffuse plus much more.  More
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    Circulation fans have been widely used in greenhouses for many years. This technical update will explain how to save energy and the pros and cons of air circulation fans.  More
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    This technical update will explain what is a heat pump, the 5 different types of heat pumps available and pros and cons of each.  More
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    This technical update explains the practicalities, costs and financial benefits of heat pumps.  More
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    Read this update to find out the key findings from GrowSave's 2014 Canadian tour.  More
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    Read this technical update to find out how recent changes to the Renewable Heat Incentive might affect a horticultural renewable heating project. More
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    A group of UK growers visited a Canadian nursery that uses the ProSelect GC6, the world's only system that cleans carbon dioxide rich flue gases so that they can be used within the greenhouse.­This technical update outlines what they found out and assesses whether using GC6 is economically viable in the UK. More
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    In this Technical Update, we take a detailed look into the advantages of diffuse light in horticultural production. More
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    In this Technical Update, we take a look at how air movement systems can improve the greenhouse environment and contribute to reduced energy costs, more even crops, and reduced disease risks. The update looks at fan systems and explains how apex screens can reduce unwanted natural air movement above thermal screens. More
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    In this Technical Update, we take a detailed look at biomass heating systems - and what you need to know if you're thinking of installing one. The Update looks at the differences between biomass fuels, how to size a biomass boiler system, emissions standards, and financial subsidies for renewable heat available under the RHI scheme. More
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    This Technical Update looks at major developments in greenhouse heating and environmental control that are currently affecting the availability of CO2 for greenhouse atmosphere enrichment. More
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    This Technical Update explores the concept of a semi-sealed greenhouse — looking at the system's advantages, its current commercial position, and how it compares with the completely-sealed greenhouse concept. More
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    In this Technical Update, we explain what the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme is, how it works, and what you need to know if you want to make an RHI application. More