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Special  –  Energy 2018


US (MN): High school builds 'energy classroom' greenhouse

Martin Luther High School is in the process of building a greenhouse, but not just your average greenhouse.Principal Paul Steinhaus refers to it as an “energy classroom.” It will be a 36-foot by 32-foot building that will be half greenhouse with a classroom/shop. It will be heated by a geothermal system,.....

Does a second energy screen save energy in tomato growing?

In 2017 researchers from Wageningen University & Research monitored 4 departments of three tomato cultivation companies to chart the effect of a second movable energy screen. The three companies are located in the southeast of the Netherlands.The companies deal very differently with their climate.....

Reinhard Buzigel honoured for his energy saving

Energy award for German cucumber grower

It's time to speak some German. Can you say "Bayerischen Klimapreis Landwirtschaft, Garten - und Weinbau"? It is the award that was won last week by German cucumber growing company Reinhard Busigel GbR.André Busigel is awarded with the prizeRemarkable, creative and transferableThe award goes to new and.....

UK: GrowSave expands into soft fruit sector

GrowSave is going to expand the existing programme that it currently provides for Protected Edibles and Protected Ornamentals to incorporate Soft Fruit. The Soft Fruit sector’s first real exposure to GrowSave was the Fruit Focus event on 25 July where they shared a stand with AHDB. This event is one of the.....

US (AZ): Western Growers opposes renewable energy initiative

Western Growers, representing farmers across Arizona, California and other Western states, has announced its opposition to the “Clean Energy for a Healthy Arizona” initiative. This constitutional amendment would require public utilities to acquire 50 percent of their electricity from renewable sources by.....

UK: Life after the feed-in tariff

The UK Government recently announced the closure of the Feed-in Tariff (FiT) scheme in its entirety in its latest consultation. The present lack of support for small-scale renewables beyond March 2019 will be a disappointment for much of the industry.by Oli CoeA further consultation has been published,.....

Five advantages of energy curtains

When it comes to adding energy curtains (sometimes referred to as thermal blankets) to a greenhouse everyone focuses on energy savings. And certainly energy savings should be a major factor in any greenhouse grower’s decision to purchase energy curtains. In northern climates, winter growing adds expensive.....

August: Special Energy at HortiDaily

This month, we will pay more attention to Energy. This subject will also be highlighted in FloralDaily and our Dutch newsletters, Groentennieuws and Bloemen- en plantennieuws. Articles related to the use of energy in the greenhouse industry will be published in a Special box, named Special Energy......