Optimal Control Design for a Solar Greenhouse

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Abstract: An optimal climate control has been designed for a solar greenhouse to achieve optimal crop production with sustainable instead of fossil energy. The solar greenhouse extends a conventional greenhouse with an improved roof cover, ventilation with heat recovery, a heat pump, a heat exchanger and an aquifer. It was found that in the optimal controlled solar greenhouse, gas use can be seriously reduced (by 52%), while the crop production is significantly increased (by 39%), as compared to an optimal controlled conventional greenhouse without the solar greenhouse elements.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventAgricontrol 2010 IFAC International Conference, Kyoto, Japan -
Duration: 6 Dec 20108 Dec 2010


ConferenceAgricontrol 2010 IFAC International Conference, Kyoto, Japan


  • Greenhouse
  • Horticulture
  • Optimal control
  • Solar greenhouse


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