Special Energy

"Solar PV without the coffin"

Conventionally to protect the working parts of a solar panel it was encased in an aluminum coffin with a glass top… the coffin was responsible for a lot of the embedded energy that goes into making a solar PV panel as well as the ultimate capital cost. The coffin also creates all the bulk on rooftops which greatly adds to…

1,634 solar panels for even greener washing

Unifortes lowers its carbon footprint through the installation of solar panels. In recent weeks, the workers from Aannemer de Heer have been working hard at a green future for Unifortes. No less than 1634 solar panels have recently been installed on the roof of the business premises that will contribute…

combining LED and conventional lighting

25-hectare greenhouse to house largest US LED project

The 25-hectare greenhouse currently being built by AppHarvest in Morehead, Kentucky, will be equipped with a hybrid LED lighting system utilizing Signify’s Philips GreenPower LED toplighting compact and Agrolux high-pressure sodium lighting. The $15 million hybrid LED lighting system will be the largest…

UK: Reducing energy costs by maximizing revenue from CHP

A combined heat and power (CHP) plant could, thanks to a smart connection to the electricity grid become a lucrative investment. In this video, David Schellingerhout of Glen Avon Growers in Yorkshire explains how their CHP generated more than £ 300,000 in the past decade. Glen Avon Growers purchased the…

"Europe has the untapped onshore capacity to meet global energy demand"

Europe has the capacity to produce more than 100 times the amount of energy it currently produces through onshore windfarms, new analysis from the University of Sussex and Aarhus University has revealed. In an analysis of all suitable sites for onshore wind farms, the new study reveals that Europe has…

Residents get disappointing result at Council of State

Netherlands: Geothermal heat in Vierpolders goes on as planned

Growers in the Dutch town of Vierpolders have been using geothermal heat for a few years already and are now able to keep on using it. Critical residents of the surrounding…

Residents get disappointing result at Council of State

Netherlands: Geothermal heat in Vierpolders goes on as planned

Growers in the Dutch town of Vierpolders have been using geothermal heat for a few years already and are now able to keep on using it. Critical residents of the surrounding…

NL: 1,430 solar panels on the roof at greenhouse building Voorwinden Group

For the past couple of weeks, the people at Voorwinden Group and SolSolutions have been working hard on their part for a greener future. On the roof of the greenhouse builder's new building, 1430 solar panels have been placed. Preceding the installation, an extensive analysis was conducted to see which…

Unlighted bell pepper cultivation reduces percentage

Greenhouse vegetable growers with grow lighting lag behind ornamental cultivation peers

A third of all Dutch greenhouse growers use grow lighting. In addition, growers are open to invest. This is evident from the results of the annual round of calls by AgriDirect…

Australia: Boosting energy efficiency for Victoria's farmers

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting Victorian farmers to invest in new equipment and technology to improve sustainability and reduce energy costs with the rollout of Agriculture Energy Investment Plan grants. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes today visited a recipient in Serpentine, one of 36…

How to achieve good air movement in a glasshouse

Optimising production methods is one of the aims of many greenhouse growers. Determining what makes an optimal climate for crop quality and production, however, can be…

France: Greenhouses fitted with photovoltaic films

Using the sun to its foremost, that's what three French horticultural partners are trying to do. That's why they've installed ASCA photovoltaic films at a commercial greenhouse nearby France. Partners in the project are horticultural Eiffage Energie Systèmes, the French growers with Les Maraichers…

UK: Points to watch for the Renewable Heat Incentive

Many farm businesses run into difficulty when it comes to an RHI audit due to failure to notify system changes or omissions or inaccuracies in record keeping. One issue seen in recent months relates to planning permission for biomass boilers. It’s always been a requirement of the RHI to have proof of…

Saving big with renewable energy: solar powering your high tunnel

Implementing sustainable alternatives for daily practices has become a high priority for many farmers and growers. Luckily for those seeking to lessen their negative environmental impact, eco-friendly solutions are becoming more widely available across a variety of industries, including horticulture.…

August: Special Energy

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


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