The year-round solar greenhouse: How to plan and build a zero-energy greenhouse

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The Year-Round Solar Greenhouse: How to... 

Build your own passive solar greenhouse for year-round food production in any climate

Fresh, nutrient-rich fruit vegetables from the region can hardly be found in winter in cold climates. The cultivation of warm-weather crops such as tomatoes, bananas, avocados and other perennials is almost impossible with conventional structures. The solution for millions of horticulturists and small commercial farmers are self-heating solar greenhouses.

The year-round solar greenhouse is the guideline for the design and construction of greenhouses where solar energy is used and stored to create a naturally heated, lush vegetation environment even in the dead of winter, heat loss, ventilation and construction. In addition, a detailed section will present sustainable options for heating the greenhouse without fossil fuels, including the use of thermal mass and the storage of underground heat with an earth-air heat exchanger.

Variations include cultivated solar greenhouses, greenhouses, and the integration of hydroponics and aquaponics. More than a dozen case studies from across North America provide inspiration and specific challenges and solutions for year-round growth in any climate.

Build your own food anytime, anywhere with the power of the sun!

Solar Greenhouse All Year Round To plan and build a net zero-greenhouse

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  • The Year Round Solar Greenhouse How to Design and Build...
  • Schiller, Lindsey (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 320 Pages - 10/17/2016 (Publication Date) - New Society...

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