Alternative energy and heat storage
Read this series of web pages to learn about different options for alternative energy production and heat storage, including a look at biomass combined heat and power (CHP), heat pumps and thermal storage.
An introduction to biomass heating for horticulture
Read about the key factors to consider when installing a biomass boiler system, including the different types of fuel available, sizing the biomass boiler system and the flue gas emission standards.
Biomass combined heat and power (CHP)
These pages provide a detailed look at biomass CHP, including the different systems available and their pros and cons, and the implications of biomass CHP for CO2 enrichment in glasshouses.
Read about how heat pumps work and the different types of systems available and learn about the key factors for installation.
Important characteristics of modern heat storage
Read about the key aspects to consider in the design and maintenance of an efficient modern heat storage system.
The basics of thermal storage for horticulture
Thermal storage is the means of storing thermal energy (heat or cooling) so it can be used sometime after it is generated. Find out why you should use thermal storage and what storage medium is best.
Using heat networks in horticulture
Protected horticulture often requires a large heating capability. Read about how you can set up a heat network with different methods of energy production to meet this need.
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