DEVELOPMENTS IN ENERGY USE IN PROTECTED CULTIVATION IN IRELAND

T. O'Flaherty, M.J. Maher
Increased oil prices in recent years have created serious cost pressures on the Irish protected cropping industry, encouraging in turn a number of approaches to reducing energy costs. These include: use of solid fuels; extract heat from electricity generation; thermal screens; the double-clad air-inflated polythene greenhouse; NFT with root zone warming and reduced night minimum air temperatures; wind energy; and airborne infra-red scanning for the study of greenhouse heat losses.
O'Flaherty, T. and Maher, M.J. (1981). DEVELOPMENTS IN ENERGY USE IN PROTECTED CULTIVATION IN IRELAND. Acta Hortic. 115, 21-28
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.1981.115.1
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.1981.115.1

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