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In a project in the Netherlands, energy costs have been reduced and product quality improved in a 19,000 m2 greenhouse already equipped with some energy-saving devices. Overall, a payback period of 4.9 years has been achieved. The project involved the integration of several technical climate and energy installations in a greenhouse, for controlling an optimum-production climate independently of outdoor ambient conditions. The integrated energy system uses assimilation lighting, gas-engine driven generators for electricity and heat production, a water/water heat pump, dehumidification units, a CO(2) fan unit, a hot water heat storage system and a central climate system.

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Authors: KWEKERIJ M VD VOORT BV, Kwekerij M vd Voort BV, Mijdrecht (NL);BV RAADGEVEND BURO KMW, BV Raadgevend buro KMW, Bodegraven (NL)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 14751 NL/EN (1993) 97 pp., FS, ECU 11.50
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ISBN: ISBN 92-826-6325-6
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