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World's largest solar thermal power plant approved for Australia

SolarReserve has signed a long-term Generation Project Agreement (GPA) to build a 150 megawatt solar thermal power station with 8 hours of energy storage near the town of Port Augusta, South Australia. The GPA with the State Government of South Australia was signed at a ceremony with Jay Weatherill, Premier.....

Research on Chinese solar greenhouse at University of Manitoba

Not only the Dutch Wageningen University has a Chinese solar greenhouse on campus. Also Professor Zhang of Biosystems Engineering at the University of Manitoba has one. The professor offered editor Mary Lowther of the Lake Cowichigan Gazette to tour the life-sized experimental greenhouse upon which he is.....

UK: Are you missing out on CCL relief?

Javier, one of the GrowSave engineers, recently visited a greenhouse facility to help them with their compliance for the NFU Climate Change Levy (CCL) scheme. The Climate Change Levy is a tax charged on gas, electricity, LPG, coal and coke used by businesses in the UK. There is a tax relief available for.....

CAN (AB): On-Farm Solar PV program has reopened

The On-Farm Solar Photovoltaics, or Solar PV, program has reopened and is once again accepting applications.The program provides funding towards solar photovoltaics on Alberta farms. This enables producers to conserve non-renewable fossil fuels and reduce carbon emissions, ultimately reducing the.....

Dehumidification units transform any operation into a semi-closed system

Closed and more recently, semi-closed greenhouse growing are much discussed new ways of cultivating as efficient as possible. While, depending on the location and application the system has a lot of major advantages over traditional greenhouse growing in terms of energy saving and crop enhancement, the high.....

CAN: Quebec makes $5 million available for energy efficient greenhouse project

The waste-to-energy plant and northern commercial greenhouse pilot project, announced as part of the Government of Québec's 2017-2018 Economic Plan, will be established in Kuujjuaq. A sum of $5 million, spread over three years, will serve to design and build a thermal waste-to-energy processing system then a.....

Kenya: 198 kWp of solar electricity for Penta Flowers

The two solar systems that will supply Kenyan flower farm Penta Flowers with 198 kWp are being installed at the moment. The project costs 260,000 euro and in April 2017 this sum of money was raised, within just 6 days, through ecoligo's crowdinvesting platform.Pictures from the 132 kWp rooftop systemA 132.....

US (FL): Tecogen sells chiller to MMJ business

Tecogen, a clean energy company providing natural gas-powered on-site power, heating and cooling equipment, has announced the sale of three of its Tecochill "STx Series" chillers to an indoor cannabis growing operation near Tampa, FL. This marks Tecogen's first sale into Florida's recently legalized medical.....

Kenya: Crowdfunded solar systems for Bondet Farm

Kenyan flower farm Bondet Farm is planning to put its 35 ha greenhouse under solar energy. The costs to realize this project is 144,000 euro and will be financed through the crowdinvesting platform of ecoligo, a solar utility that provides low-cost solar energy to businesses in emerging markets. Earlier this.....

August: Special Energy at FloralDaily

This month, we will pay more attention to Energy. This subject will also be highlighted in HortiDaily 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......