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Hurricane Maria:

Solar saves Puerto Rican Farm

On September 20th, Hurricane Maria paid a devastating visit to Puerto Rico. Widespread power outages have ravaged Puerto Rico, but one flower nursery was already back in business, thanks to its $300,000 investment in solar power. The company in question is Cali Nurseries that is located in the central .....

webinar, October 18

Modelling energy use and savings in the greenhouse

Now that the mums are gone, and the poinsettias are getting ready to colour up, it’s becoming clear that winter is just around the corner. With the colder temperatures outside, comes the ramping up of your heating system. Remember those energy bills from winters gone by? Have they got you thinking about.....

NL: Royal Lemkes provides solar energy to employees at home

On Tuesday 10 October, Sustainability Day in the Netherlands, Royal Lemkes had some green news to report: they now supply energy from their own solar panel roof to employees.Managing Director Michiel de Haan states, “We have come a long way in our sustainability journey, from having the largest solar panel.....

Alquimi to co-develop waste to energy solutions in the Caribbean

Locally based Alquimi Renewables, which operates across the US, Caribbean, and Latin American regions has recently entered into an exclusive strategic partnership and co-developer agreement with ICL/EnerG LLC, the new US based operating group of ICL Industries of Gurgaon, India.ICL/EnerG is a technology and.....

UK: Making sense of changes to the Renewable Heat Incentive

GrowSave unpicks the changes to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme to help growers understand what this means for them.Some of the long anticipated RHI regulations came into effect on 20th September. These affect mostly biomass boilers where the tariffs for small, medium and large biomass will align.....

UK: GrowSave celebrates ten years of helping horticulture save energy

Ten years ago, and just like today, energy saving was vitally important for successful greenhouse businesses. However, in addition to the problem of volatile and increasing energy costs, growers were starting to face new challenges, such as energy saving legislation and consumers who want produce grown with.....

September 19, Hudsonville

US (MI): Floriculture industry energy efficiency tour

Energy costs are among the greatest expenses for greenhouse businesses. According to a USDA NASS report of 2015, heating costs are an average of $36,500 per business. In greenhouses with over 100,000 square feet of production space, the mean heating cost was $177,000. In addition, 72 percent of Michigan.....