SOLAR HEATING OF GREENHOUSES IN CYPRUS
Compared with the previous years, the season 1984/85 had a relatively high heat demand. The calculated degree hours were 14,130 for 15°C, 9,400 for 13°C and 5,450 for 10°C set point temperature (Nicosia). There was a cold period in the beginning of December, followed by a relatively warm January. Mid February to the beginning of March brought a couple of cold, cloudy and windy days followed by clear nights with frost. During the first days of March the lowest temperatures of the season (2x -3; 4x -2) were recorded.
The requested degree hours at Zyghi were 10,700 and 9,050 for 15°C and 13°C respectively.