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Energy efficiency is not just low-hanging fruit; it is fruit on the ground. Stephen Chu, US Secretary of Energy

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  • Controlling humidity can be expensive in energy terms, yet it is essential for the control of fungal disease and to ensure active plant growth. Humidity control also needs to be carefully targeted so as not to negate the energy savings from measures such as temperature integration (TI) and thermal screens. Read More...
  • This article explains some set points you can use with your climate control computer to control when your greenhouse screens open and close in relation to time of day and light level..   Starting set points for your climate control computer: (Click on table to see a larger version)           Set point 1: Absolute light limit Definition: If the light level is higher than this, the screen will open regardless of how cold it is outside. 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 high temperature protected cropping. With a focus on energy intensive production, the workshop was of particular interest to nurseries producing crops such as tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, aubergines, poinsettia, begonias, orchids and pot chrysanthemums. Read More...