Researchers team up with local greenhouses to work on improving energy efficiency and reducing operating costs

In the region discussed in this article, I grew up with two uncles with greenhouses. One had 5 acres (about 2 hectares) of greenhouses and the other had much less but he was probably Canada’s first organic farmer. But, even then, I remember how energy-intensive (oil heating) the activity was, particularly when growing vegetables in … Continue reading Researchers team up with local greenhouses to work on improving energy efficiency and reducing operating costs

Global solar hot water developments

Kate Galbraith writes in the New York Times about the rapid increase in the use of solar systems to heat water globally, even though the technologies differ significantly.   Interest in Solar Water Heating Spreads Globally To produce milk and cheese for the world, dairies need cows and grass. But they also go through enormous … Continue reading Global solar hot water developments

Denmark in forefront of solar heating

Denmark is known for both its support of renewable energy and for its widespread district heating systems. The Solar District Heating website writes about the world’s largest solar heating plant to be built in Denmark, merging both its commitment to renewables and community heating.   The world's largest solar heating plant to be established in … Continue reading Denmark in forefront of solar heating