n SA Irrigation = SA Besproeiing - Energy producing greenhouses : greenhouses

Volume 28, Issue 1
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Extracted from text ... 24 - SA BESPROEIING - Desember 2005 / Januarie 2006 greenhouses In the Netherlands, greenhouses are currently among the largest consumers of fossil fuel. Concerned about environmental implications and costs, the Dutch greenhouse industry is assessing ways of freeing itself from energy dependence. In a recent initiative aimed at combating excessive consumption of fossil fuels, Dutch horticulturalist firm Hydro Huisman announced that it is constructing the first greenhouse in Huissen that will produce more energy than it uses, using a General Electric (GE) sheet polycarbonate roofing material called Lexan ZigZag. The GE ecomagination initiative offers an innovative solution to Hydro ..

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