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Recent active technologies of greenhouse systems: a comprehensive review

Harjunowibowo, Dewanto; Ding, Yate; Omer, Siddig; Riffat, Saffa


Dewanto Harjunowibowo

Yate Ding

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Professor of Sustainable Energy Systems


Recent innovations in greenhouses for energy-saving purposes have included developments in heat-pump technology, semi-transparent Photovoltaic (PV), lighting technology, and control systems. In addition, retrofitting greenhouse with Light
Emittance Diode (LEDs) can provide energy-saving lighting, which costs up to 75% less per year compared to the cost of other artificial lights. Moreover, combining heat pump and underground thermal storage could cut energy demands by 25%, and semi-transparent or checkerboard PVs on rooftops could simultaneously reduce the cooling energy demand and generate electricity. Finally, an automatic control system in greenhouses would both ensure energy efficiency and accurately control the microclimate within the greenhouse, resulting in suitable conditions for the crops.


Harjunowibowo, D., Ding, Y., Omer, S., & Riffat, S. (2018). Recent active technologies of greenhouse systems: a comprehensive review. Bulgarian Journal of Agricultural Science, 24(1), 158-170

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jun 7, 2018
Online Publication Date Jun 7, 2018
Publication Date Jun 7, 2018
Deposit Date Dec 19, 2018
Journal Bulgarian Journal of Agricultural Science
Print ISSN 1310-0351
Publisher Natsionalen Tsentur za Agrarni Nauki
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 24
Issue 1
Pages 158-170
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