System dynamics of a photovoltaic integrated greenhouse

P. Juang, Murat Kacira

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Abstract

Natural resources such as water, land, and energy are increasingly diminished as the human population increases past seven billion. Approximately fifty percent of the world's population subsides on less than $ 2.50 per a day and 1.6 billion people live without electricity. Thus, it is vital to increase the productivity and efficiency of resource usage in agricultural, residential and commercial sectors. Communities all over the world are interested in growing safe, local and fresh produce. However, this is more difficult to do in regions with harsh climates that have limited access to electricity, fertilizers and quality water. Because of this, low-cost and sustainable food production systems are a necessity. A solar photovoltaic integrated high tunnel greenhouse system can have the potential to alleviate food and energy problems without having to connect to a grid system. This study aimed to evaluate system dynamics of an off-grid greenhouse in an arid environment. The current paper presents key findings on resource inputs and system outputs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationActa Horticulturae
PublisherInternational Society for Horticultural Science
Pages107-112
Number of pages6
Volume1037
ISBN (Print)9789462610248
StatePublished - 2014

Publication series

NameActa Horticulturae
Volume1037
ISSN (Print)05677572

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solar energy
electricity
greenhouses
fresh produce
dry environmental conditions
energy
food production
human population
natural resources
population growth
production technology
water quality
fertilizers
climate
water

Keywords

  • Greenhouse
  • Off-grid
  • Photovoltaic
  • Resource use efficiency
  • Semi-arid
  • Tomato

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Horticulture

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Juang, P., & Kacira, M. (2014). System dynamics of a photovoltaic integrated greenhouse. In Acta Horticulturae (Vol. 1037, pp. 107-112). (Acta Horticulturae; Vol. 1037). International Society for Horticultural Science.

System dynamics of a photovoltaic integrated greenhouse. / Juang, P.; Kacira, Murat.

Acta Horticulturae. Vol. 1037 International Society for Horticultural Science, 2014. p. 107-112 (Acta Horticulturae; Vol. 1037).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Juang, P & Kacira, M 2014, System dynamics of a photovoltaic integrated greenhouse. in Acta Horticulturae. vol. 1037, Acta Horticulturae, vol. 1037, International Society for Horticultural Science, pp. 107-112.
Juang P, Kacira M. System dynamics of a photovoltaic integrated greenhouse. In Acta Horticulturae. Vol. 1037. International Society for Horticultural Science. 2014. p. 107-112. (Acta Horticulturae).
Juang, P. ; Kacira, Murat. / System dynamics of a photovoltaic integrated greenhouse. Acta Horticulturae. Vol. 1037 International Society for Horticultural Science, 2014. pp. 107-112 (Acta Horticulturae).
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