IMPROVEMENT OF CROP PRODUCTION UNDER GREENHOUSE USING A SOLAR AIR COLLECTOR WITH LATENT STORAGE ENERGY

Sellami, D.; Bouadila, S.; Boughanmi, H.; Salem-Fnayou, A. B.
Abstract:
Greenhouse heating during cold seasons is costly as it is high energy consuming. The use of latent heat stored during sunny periods for greenhouse heating could be an interesting alternative in several regions worldwide as in Tunisia. Thus, new agronomic/climatic approaches were developed to produce several crops such as tomato in a sustainable way. In this context, maturity and yield of tomatoes cultivated inside a greenhouse equipped with a new solar air collector with latent storage (IGHLS) were studied in comparison to an unheated greenhouse (IG). Using the solar collector, the night recovered heat reached 29% of total heating requirements. Consequently, IGHLS microclimatic conditions positively affected maturity and led to an early fructification and an increased yield as compared to the unheated greenhouse. The solar collector is revealed an efficient competitive system enhancing early maturity, leading to increased tomato yields and reducing considerably greenhouse-heating costs as it uses a highly solicited natural renewable energy.
SGEM Research areas:
Year:
2021
Type of Publication:
In Proceedings
Keywords:
Greenhouse; fruits; early fructification; solar energy
Editor:
• Prof. DSc. Oleksandr Trofymchuk, UKRAINE • Prof. Dr. hab. oec. Baiba Rivza, LATVIA
Volume:
21
SGEM Book title:
21st International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2021
Book number:
6.2
SGEM Series:
SGEM International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference
Pages:
29-36
Publisher address:
51 Al. Malinov blvd, Sofia, 1712, Bulgaria
SGEM supporters:
SWS Scholarly Society; Acad Sci Czech Republ; Latvian Acad Sci; Polish Acad Sci; Serbian Acad Sci & Arts; Natl Acad Sci Ukraine; Natl Acad Sci Armenia; Sci Council Japan; European Acad Sci, Arts & Letters; Acad Fine Arts Zagreb Croatia; Croatian Acad Sci
Period:
7 - 10 December, 2021
ISBN:
978-619-7603-36-1
ISSN:
1314-2704
Conference:
21st International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2021, 7 - 10 December, 2021
DOI:
10.5593/sgem2021V/6.2/s25.a07
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