Reducing energy use in horticulture through smart use of LED's: decision support system

The greenhouse sector in The Netherlands is a major consumer of energy: 10% of the natural gas used in the country is devoted to horticulture. The LED it be 50% consortium brings together 11 researchers from 5 Dutch universities to uncover new methods to save energy in greenhouses by smart use of LED's. In this work package, new findings regarding the influence of LED's on the crop and greenhouse climate are combined with systems and control theory to support growers and manufacturers in maximizing the energy saving benefits of LED lamps.