The solar greenhouse: a survey of energy saving methods

A. Saye, W.K.P. van Loon, G.P.A. Bot, H.F. de Zwart

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    Abstract

    The solar greenhouse project is aimed at the development of a greenhouse concept for the Netherlands with zero-fossil energy consumption. The solar greenhouse is formulated as a combination of a low energy demand greenhouse, an energy recovery installation and an energy storage facility. In this paper, energy saving options such as new building materials, a dehumidifier, a heat pump and long term storage are studied. A simplified model is being developed in MATLAB to describe the total system. First calculations indicate that implementing the properties of the new building materials with high insulation, the installation of a dehumidifier, a heat pump and a storage system provides a significant reduction of the fossil energy use and an increase in the relative solar energy contribution to the total energy use.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference and British-Israeli Workshop on Greenhouse Techniques towards the 3rd Millennium, Haifa (Israel), 5-8 September 1999
    EditorsB.J. Bailey, M. Teitel
    Pages131-138
    Publication statusPublished - 2000

    Publication series

    NameActa Horticulturae
    Number534
    ISSN (Print)0567-7572

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    Saye, A., van Loon, W. K. P., Bot, G. P. A., & de Zwart, H. F. (2000). The solar greenhouse: a survey of energy saving methods. In B. J. Bailey, & M. Teitel (Eds.), Proceedings of the International Conference and British-Israeli Workshop on Greenhouse Techniques towards the 3rd Millennium, Haifa (Israel), 5-8 September 1999 (pp. 131-138). (Acta Horticulturae; No. 534). https://edepot.wur.nl/41864