Solar greenhouse an option for renewable and sustainable farming
Greenhouses provide a suitable environment for the intensive production of various crops. They are designed to provide control as well as to maintain solar radiation, temperature, humidity and carbon dioxide levels in the aerial environment. CO2 enrichment decreases the oxygen inhibition of photosynthesis and increases the net photosynthesis in plants. This is the basis for increased growth rates caused by CO2 at low as well as at high light levels. Elevated CO2 concentrations also increase the optimal temperature for growth. The maximum crop response depends on the level of the balanced environmental parameters. Off seasonal cultivation is quite possible in greenhouse and it improves economic conditions of farmers. This paper reviews the available worldwide thermal modeling for heating, cooling and ventilation technologies and experimental studies of agricultural greenhouses.
If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to look for a different version under "Related research" (further below) or search for a different version of it.
Volume (Year): 15 (2011)
Issue (Month): 8 ()
|Contact details of provider:|| Web page: http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/600126/description#description|
|Order Information:|| Postal: http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/600126/bibliographic|
References listed on IDEAS
Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:
- Mahrer, Y. & Avissar, R., 1984. "A numerical simulation of the greenhouse microclimate," Mathematics and Computers in Simulation (MATCOM), Elsevier, vol. 26(3), pages 218-228.
- Singh, R.D. & Tiwari, G.N., 2010. "Energy conservation in the greenhouse system: A steady state analysis," Energy, Elsevier, vol. 35(6), pages 2367-2373.
- Tavares, C & Gonçalves, A & Castro, P & Loureiro, D & Joyce, A, 2001. "Modelling an agriculture production greenhouse," Renewable Energy, Elsevier, vol. 22(1), pages 15-20.
- Kürklü, Ahmet & Bilgin, Sefai, 2004. "Cooling of a polyethylene tunnel type greenhouse by means of a rock bed," Renewable Energy, Elsevier, vol. 29(13), pages 2077-2086.
- Başçetinçelik, A. & öztürk, H.H. & Paksoy, H.Ö. & Demirel, Y., 1999. "Energetic and exergetic efficiency of latent heat storage system for greenhouse heating," Renewable Energy, Elsevier, vol. 16(1), pages 691-694.
When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:eee:rensus:v:15:y:2011:i:8:p:3934-3945. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Zhang, Lei)
If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.
If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.
If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.
Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.