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Application of Distributed Electricity Generation Systems in Agricultural Greenhouses

Journal: Journal of Agriculture and Crops (Vol.7, No. 1)

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Page : 20-26

Keywords : Agricultural greenhouses; Electricity; Distributed electricity generation systems; Renewable energies; High efficiency energy technologies; Co-generation systems.;

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Use of distributed electricity generation systems is currently increasing due to their economic and environmental benefits. Agricultural greenhouses require heat and electricity for covering their energy needs while their annual energy requirements vary significantly. Aim of the current work is the investigation of applying various distributed electricity generation systems in greenhouses. A review of different distributed generation systems currently used in various sectors as well as in greenhouses has been implemented. Various technologies are examined utilizing either renewable energies or fossil fuels in very efficient energy systems. Most of them are mature and cost-effective having lower environmental impacts compared with traditional centralized electricity generation technologies. Their use in greenhouses results in many benefits including the creation of an additional income for the farmer, reduction of carbon emissions into the atmosphere and increasing stability of the electric grid. It is suggested that distributed electricity generation systems should be used more in greenhouses when the necessary conditions are favorable.

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