Solar cell Research at NCSU Promises Net Zero Energy Greenhouses

Some greenhouses could become energy neutral with the application of semi-transparent solar cells that utilise energy from the wavelengths of light not used during plant photosynthesis. This is the claim of engineers, plant biologists and physicists at North Carolina State University (NC State) whose new modelling study estimated energy use for greenhouses growing tomatoes at locations in Arizona, North Carolina and Wisconsin. Their findings are published in Joule. Please click here for details.

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