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New Perspectives for Energy Savings in Agriculture

Current Progress in Solar Technologies

  • V. Goedseels
  • E. Van Der Stuyft
  • U. Avermaete
  • H. Buis
  • W. Palz

Part of the Solar Energy R&D in the European Community book series (SRDH, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXVIII
  2. Preliminary Notions

    1. V. Goedseels, E. Van Der Stuyft, U. Avermaete, H. Buis, W. Palz
      Pages 1-6
  3. Applications of solar energy in greenhouses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. V. Goedseels, E. Van Der Stuyft, U. Avermaete, H. Buis, W. Palz
      Pages 9-31
    3. V. Goedseels, E. Van Der Stuyft, U. Avermaete, H. Buis, W. Palz
      Pages 33-73
    4. Back Matter
      Pages 75-139
  4. Applications of solar energy in drying process

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. V. Goedseels, E. Van Der Stuyft, U. Avermaete, H. Buis, W. Palz
      Pages 143-175
    3. V. Goedseels, E. Van Der Stuyft, U. Avermaete, H. Buis, W. Palz
      Pages 177-222
    4. Back Matter
      Pages 223-318
  5. Applications of solar energy for hot water production

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 319-319
    2. V. Goedseels, E. Van Der Stuyft, U. Avermaete, H. Buis, W. Palz
      Pages 321-360
    3. V. Goedseels, E. Van Der Stuyft, U. Avermaete, H. Buis, W. Palz
      Pages 361-393
    4. Back Matter
      Pages 395-465
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 395-481

About this book

Introduction

In its continuing efforts to improve production and storage , European agriculture and food industry consumes ever more energy. Hence, as was the case for all European sectors founded on intensive energy consump­ tion, agriculture was also severely affected by the shortages and price increases of conventional energy sources over the past decade. The energy consciousness generated in this way led to a widespread con­ sideration of the application of other, renewable energy sources. The potential applications in agriculture are, however, extremely diverse, and this explains to a great extent the fragmentary nature and even in some cases the mediocre level of current research. The objective of this book is, therefore, to guide the reader in a syste­ matic way through the apparent chaos of operational data which are currently available on the subject matter: thermal applications within agriculture of solar energy by means of solar collectors, passive designs and storage devices. While in volume I of this series H this area is assessed from a more general economic perspective, this tome II takes a more detailed technical approach. The results of this book were produced in the form of a European concerted action under the leadership of the Commission in Brussels. All possible data were collected by national representatives in the EC member countries. Coordinators were Professor V. Goedseels and Mr E. Van der Stuyft from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and Professor G.

Keywords

biogas energy storage photosynthesis solar energy solar radiation

Editors and affiliations

  • V. Goedseels
    • 1
  • E. Van Der Stuyft
    • 1
  • U. Avermaete
    • 1
  • H. Buis
    • 2
  • W. Palz
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratory of Agriculture, Building ResearchCatholic University of LeuvenHeverleeBelgium
  2. 2.D-G. XIICommission of the European CommunitiesBrusselsBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-009-4740-5
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-8607-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-4740-5
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