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The Year-Round Solar Greenhouse: How to Design and Build a Net-Zero Energy Greenhouse.


The Year-Round Solar Greenhouse: How to Design and Build a Net-Zero Energy Greenhouse

Lindsey Schiller and Macr Plinke

New Society Publishers Ltd.


307 pages



Schiller, a greenhouse designer, and Plinke, an inventor and engineer specializing in greenhouses, explain how to design and build greenhouses that harness and store energy from the sun for year-round production. They describe what a solar greenhouse is, the history and future of growing indoors, and planning; aspects of designing and building, including siting and orientation, glazing, insulation, ventilation, design, construction basics, and attached and earth-sheltered greenhouses; heating and cooling methods; and growing in the greenhouse, including aquaponics and hydroponics. Examples are provided throughout. Distributed by Perseus Distribution. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)

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Date:Jan 1, 2017
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