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.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the International Conference and British-Israeli Workshop on Greenhouse Techniques towards the 3rd Millennium, Haifa (Israel), 5-8 September 1999|
|Editors||B.J. Bailey, M. Teitel|
|Publication status||Published - 2000|
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