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Adegeest Greenhouse, a geothermal and heating system company in The Netherlands, has completed several more greenhouse installations this year. The company has over 40 years experience in heating system design, installation and maintenance. 

Debets-Schalke has just unveiled a large new high-tech solar greenhouse project in north-eastern Italy, consisting of three Venlo greenhouses (43,000m²) with 3 MW of power being produced.

The renewable energy system at Iowa-based Soper Heritage Farms for the greenhouses and more is almost ready.

A Florida renewable energy company plans to build a cluster of climate-controlled greenhouses with solar panels that would create about 250 permanent jobs.

At one hectare site outside of Doha, in the mid-Eastern country of Qatar, the first high-tech greenhouse of the Sahara Forest Project has been finished by VDH Foil Greenhouses.

Ball State University in Indiana is looking into building a ‘BlueHouse’ - a greenhouse that will treat and recycle its wastewater and save energy.

Innoventé Inc. has announced the construction of its second green energy plant, which will use its patented technology to combust forest and pulp-and-paper residues. The plant will generate electricity for 10,000 people and enough heat to meet the needs of a one-hectare greenhouse.

Columbus County (North Carolina) is making plans to work with a private company on a planned co-generation facility that will likely involve greenhouses.

Korean researchers have created a solar cell capable of transmitting the red and green wavelengths of light that plants need for photosynthesis while also retaining the capacity to filter the rest of the energy into electricity that can be used to power a greenhouse.

For greenhouses in the desert to be feasible, they require desalination technology, and therefore significant amounts of power. If new technologies can provide this power in an efficient and sustainable manner, so much the better.

One of the 20 international projects competing at the prestigious Solar Decathlon Europe 2012 is a low-cost, self-sufficient greenhouse based on the principles of zero ecological and zero economic footprints.

Unity Gardens, a group in Indiana, is planning a greenhouse that will use heat from composting.

Sundrop Farms, in the state of South Australia, is a unique greenhouse operation on the cutting edge of energy management – and expansion is in the works.

Next month (October 2012), construction will begin on an enormous and highly efficient greenhouse in Tonghua City, China. Dougan Line Greenhouse Film Vegetable Park will cover 373,222m2, and feature 561 greenhouses.

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