Dynalight Next Generation: Smart Grid Ready Energy Efficient Lighting System for Green House Horticulture.

Bo Nørregaard Jørgensen, Carl-Otto Ottosen, Carsten Dam-Hansen, Eva Rosenqvist, Ivan Kristian Pedersen, Jan Corfixen Sørensen, Katrine Heinsvig Kjær

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    Abstract

    The project aims to develop the next generation of energy cost-efficient artificial lighting control that
    enables greenhouse growers to adapt their use of artificial lighting dynamically to fluctuations in the price of electricity. This is a necessity as fluctuations in the price of electricity can be so large that it directly affects the production costs. The project results show that the newly developed lighting control software, DynaLight NG, allows greenhouse growers to adapt their use of artificial lighting to market variations in electricity prices without negative impacts on plant quality or production time. The electricity savings that DynaLight NG can achieve depends on the installed lamp type. When used together with conventional SON-T lamps DynaLight NG can achieve an electricity savings of 25% compared to traditional artificial lighting control. The project results also show that shifting from SON-T to LED lamps can result in a further reduction of 50% reduction in electricity consumption.
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages59
    Publication statusPublished - 2016

    Bibliographical note

    Final report of the EUDP/GUDP project "Smart Grid Ready Energy Efficient Lighting System for Green House Horticulture" (64012-0148)

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