COGENERATION OF HEAT AND POWER IN COMBINATION WITH SUPPLEMENTARY LIGHTING

I. J.P.G. Huijs
Lighting requires much electric energy, and to a considerable degree it affects the size and installation of the energy supply system. Electricity can be bought from the grid or obtained from a combined heat and power generation plant on the nursery.

When using electricity from the grid, the only heat involved on the nursery is that released from the lamps, whereas with combined heat and power production there is also the heat released in the generating process.

In 1987–1988, in an experimental greenhouse, IMAG made trials with the energy aspects of the integration into the energy supply system of private cogeneration of heat and power combined with supplementary lighting. In the experiments the control of burning hours of the lighting system was connected with the heat demand from the tomato culture. Data were collected on light and heat supply, energy consumption and crop performance. The results have been compared with those of growing systems without supplementary lighting.

Huijs, I. J.P.G. (1989). COGENERATION OF HEAT AND POWER IN COMBINATION WITH SUPPLEMENTARY LIGHTING. Acta Hortic. 245, 185-189
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.1989.245.23
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.1989.245.23

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