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Design and Concept of an Energy System Based on Renewable Sources for Greenhouse Sustainable Agriculture

National Research and Development Institute for Cryogenic and Isotopic Technologies—ICSI Rm. Valcea, Uzinei Street, No. 4, P.O. Box 7 Raureni, 240050 Ramnicu Valcea, Romania
SC ACI Cluj SA, Avenue Dorobantilor, No. 70, Cluj-Napoca 400609, Romania
Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 720229 Suceava, Romania
MANSiD Integrated Center, PROTHILSYS Lab, Stefan cel Mare University, 720229 Suceava, Romania
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Energies 2018, 11(5), 1201;
Received: 21 April 2018 / Revised: 6 May 2018 / Accepted: 8 May 2018 / Published: 9 May 2018
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Bio-organic greenhouses that are based on alternative resources for producing heat and electricity stand out as an efficient option for the sustainable development of agriculture, thus ensuring good growth and development of plants in all seasons, especially during the cold season. Greenhouses can be used with maximum efficiency in various agricultural lands, providing ideal conditions of temperature and humidity for short-term plant growing, thereby increasing the local production of fruit and vegetables. This paper presents the development of a durable greenhouse concept that is based on complex energy system integrating fuel cells and solar panels. Approaching this innovative concept encountered a major problem in terms of local implementation of this type of greenhouses because of the difficulty in providing electrical and thermal energy from conventional sources to ensure an optimal climate for plant growing. The project result consists in the design and implementation of a sustainable greenhouse energy system that is based on fuel cells and solar panels. View Full-Text
Keywords: hydrogen; energy; greenhouses; renewable hydrogen; energy; greenhouses; renewable

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Aschilean, I.; Rasoi, G.; Raboaca, M.S.; Filote, C.; Culcer, M. Design and Concept of an Energy System Based on Renewable Sources for Greenhouse Sustainable Agriculture. Energies 2018, 11, 1201.

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