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SPRHOUT

A solar thermal-based energy system for operating a greenhouse farm

April 2021
Gallery SPRHOUT 1
Gallery SPRHOUT 1
01.

Identification

The growing world population is expected to mark an increase of 2.5 billion people by 2050 pushing the demand for food to rise by at least 60%. Providing the growing population with healthy diets from sustainable food systems is a compelling challenge. Agriculture sector will have to double food production to sustain the global population, exploiting fewer resources and causing lower environmental impact. It is proven that Greenhouse farms are able to sustainably intensify the production of fresh vegetables and fruits. They reduce the pressure on water and soil resources but require huge amounts of energy which is currently generated by burning fossil fuels. Solar PoweRed Horticultural Off-grid UniT (SPRHOUT) emerges as the most effective renewable solution to ensure the energy self-sufficiency of greenhouse farms, boosting the transitions towards sustainable food provision. By using solar power and thanks to a thermal energy storage unit, the SPRHOUT provides all the energy input needed by greenhouse farms, i.e., heating, cooling, and electricity.

Label Date April 2021
By SOLHO
From Netherlands
Maturity stage Prototype testing in the real world
Looking For Network, New clients, Funding

Sectors - Value chain - Application

Sectors
Applications
Design, Power & Produce
Package & Distribute
Use & Efficiency
Valorize & Restore
Value Chain Steps
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The environmental benefits

  • 24/7 operation thanks to unique storage capabilities
  • Up to 800 W of thermal power generated per m2 of installed solar collectors
  • Up to 100% lower CO2 emissions compared to fossil-fuelled solutions
  • 4542 tons of CO2 saved per year for a typical 5-hectares greenhouse farm
03.

The Financial benefits

  • Save up to 90% of operating costs (OPEX)
  • Less than 5 years of payback time
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Company Profile

SOLHO

SOLHO develops modular solar off-grid energy systems to power horticultural projects.

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Headquarters 2629 HR Delft, Netherlands
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