High-tech Chinese solar greenhouse project gets underway in Netherlands

According to Produce Business UK; Next week (April 12th) is the official opening of the Chinese-style solar greenhouse at Wageningen University & Research and Delphy Improvement Center. Equipped with state-of-the-art technology, this solar greenhouse simulates the climate conditions of a typical greenhouse in China. A three-year project has just started where research will enable Dutch suppliers to align their technology with Chinese conditions. PBUK speaks with project manager, Eric Poot to find out more.

“One of the main problems in China with the greenhouse types is that the humidity gets too high,” he explains.

Making sure the first crop of cucumbers at the Dutch facility are kept at the correct humidity levels is vital. The first way to do this is by ventilation; the ventilation capacity in the Dutch solar greenhouse is much bigger than in China, and the opening and closing is controlled by a climate computer.

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