Protocol for measuring light transmission of horticultural screens

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The light transmission is an important property for horticultural screens. For energy screens in particular, an accurate measurement of the light transmission is important because these screens are often used during the day, in the winter period when radiation is limited. For shading screens the shading factor is an important factor. To enable a fair comparison between horticultural screens Wageningen UR in collaboration with screen producers Ludvig Svensson, Novavert and Bonar, developed a new protocol for measuring the transmission of horticultural screens. The protocol is based on the earlier developed protocol for measuring the light transmission of greenhouse covering materials, which was developed by TNO and Wageningen UR. The protocol covers the measurement of the transmission of horticultural screens for photosynthetically active radiation (PAR) in terms of hemispherical transmission. The scope of the protocol is limited to transparent screens with hemisferical transmittance greater than 10% and does not include the measurement of blackout screens. The protocol is regarded as the standard by the parties involved. The transmission measured can serve as a basis for comparing horticultural screens and can be used in calculating the performance of greenhouses.
Original languageDutch
Place of PublicationWageningen
PublisherWageningen UR Glastuinbouw
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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NameRapport / Wageningen UR Glastuinouw
PublisherWageningen UR Glastuinbouw

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