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  • A selection of presentations given by Tim Pratt and Jon Swain from Farm Energy Centre at 'Preparing your glasshouse for winter' — a GrowSave training event for energy-intensive ornamental growers. The presentations cover energy efficiency, fans and air movement, and biomass and the RHI. Read More...
  • Because supplementary lights also produce heat, they can have a sudden impact on the temperature balance of a greenhouse when they are turned on. Get your control strategy right and the ‘waste heat’ from the lights can make a useful contribution to the heating needs of the greenhouse. Read More...
  • Supplementary lighting can be controlled in a number of different ways, ranging from simple manual switching through to automatic control using a climate computer. Whatever method is used, the key is to maximise the effect of the lighting installation whilst minimising energy costs; so what is the best way to achieve this? Read More...
  • In this factsheet, Farm Energy Centre's Chris Plackett, and Steve Adams and Allen Langton from Warwick Horticultural Research International (HRI) look at the energy implications of using horticultural lighting, and consider how energy inputs can be minimised whilst still maintaining plant yield and quality Summary points: Supplementary lighting can account for 15% or more of a grower’s total ‘delivered’ energy. Read More...