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'
  • At the end of February 2014, twenty growers and horticultural industry professionals from the UK visited Ontario and British Columbia on a greenhouse horticulture study tour, organised by the GrowSave team. The group visited 14 organisations which comprised of nurseries, R&D facilities and industry suppliers.
  • There is increasing evidence that using diffuse light within a greenhouse can give production advantages, such as an increase in yields and reduced time to market, as well as quality improvement.
  • As part of HDC-funded project 'PO10: LED Lighting for Horticultural Applications – Establishing the Economics of Current Hardware Offerings', Farm Energy Centre has produced three calculators to assist you in making the decision about using LED lighting.
  • 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.
  • Because supplementary lights also produce heat, they can have a sudden impact on the temperature balance of a greenhouse when they are turned on.
  • In this factsheet, Farm Energy Centre's Chris Plackett, and Steve Adams and Allen Langton from Warwick Horticultural Research International (HRI) highlight the benefits of good housekeeping — the first essential step in achieving efficient energy management.
  • Notes from a presentation on lighting given by the GrowSave team, covering: