Minimal heating and cooling in a modern rose greenhouse

P.J.M. van Beveren, J. Bontsema, G. van Straten, E. van Henten

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Abstract

Need for reduction of energy use in greenhouse production has increased. First objective was to develop and validate a dynamic air temperature model. Second objective was to minimize total energy input to the greenhouse, for pre-set temperature boundaries. Optimal control techniques were used to minimize total energy input (cooling and heating). Results confirm that air temperature is on the upper boundary when cooling is applied and on the lower boundary when heating is applied. This work is a first step toward optimal deployment of a large array of possible options for the grower to optimally satisfy heat or cooling.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication4th IFAC Conference on Modelling and Control in Agriculture, Horticulture and Post Harvest Industry, 27-30 August, 2013, Espoo, Finland
EditorsA. Visala
PublisherIFAC
Pages282-287
Volume4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event4th IFAC Conference on Modelling and Control in Agriculture, Horticulture and Post Harvest Industry, Espoo, Finlalnd -
Duration: 27 Aug 201330 Aug 2013

Conference

Conference4th IFAC Conference on Modelling and Control in Agriculture, Horticulture and Post Harvest Industry, Espoo, Finlalnd
Period27/08/1330/08/13

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