This set of six case studies is based on interviews with greenhouse growers in Vermont and Massachusetts who installed renewable energy heating systems. They describe the equipment and installation of these systems, their pros and cons, lessons learned, and economic considerations. The systems include biodiesel production from waste vegetable oil for greenhouse heat, waste vegetable oil for heating greenhouses, waste wood chips for greenhouse heat, outdoor wood boiler for greenhouse and farmstead heat, wood gasification and hydronic heat for greenhouses and farmstead, and wood pellet furnace for small scale greenhouse heat.
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Grubinger, Vernon P., "Renewable Energy Systems for Greenhouse Heating: Six Case Studies" (2008). UVM Extension Faculty Publications. 15.