THERMAL INSULATION AND SOLAR HEAT FOR COMMERCIAL GREENHOUSES ACROSS THE UNITED STATES.

C. A. Rotz, R. A. Aldrich

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Abstract

Possible fuel savings and cost benefits were predicted for the use of thermal insulation and solar heat in a commercial-sized glass greenhouse at eight locations across the United States. The computer simulated results indicated that combinations of insulation and solar heat could reduce conventional heat requirements as much as 90% at all locations while cost benefits varied widely from a 38% decrease to a 21% increase in heating costs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalPaper - American Society of Agricultural Engineers
StatePublished - Jan 1 1978

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insulating materials
Hot Temperature
greenhouses
heat
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Heating
Glass
glass
Costs and Cost Analysis

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)

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THERMAL INSULATION AND SOLAR HEAT FOR COMMERCIAL GREENHOUSES ACROSS THE UNITED STATES. / Rotz, C. A.; Aldrich, R. A.

In: Paper - American Society of Agricultural Engineers, 01.01.1978.

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