ENERGY EFFICIENT SUB-TROPICAL GREENHOUSES WITH CARBON DIOXIDE ENRICHMENT

Brian J. Hesse, M. E. McKay
A system for greenhouse temperature control to make carbon dioxide enrichment of greenhouse atmospheres in sub-tropical climates practical is proposed. The system which incorporates a rockpile thermal energy storage for both cooling and heating the greenhouse is expected to result in a reduction in greenhouse area and energy input required for the production of a given quantity of greenhouse crops. Design concepts are presented and the performance of the system in a hypothetical greenhouse is predicted. The next stage is to evaluate these design concepts and establish the actual performance under controlled conditions in an experimental greenhouse.
Hesse, Brian J. and McKay, M. E. (1989). ENERGY EFFICIENT SUB-TROPICAL GREENHOUSES WITH CARBON DIOXIDE ENRICHMENT. Acta Hortic. 257, 137-148
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.1989.257.16
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.1989.257.16

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