Friday, 19 December 2008

New TAMK Innovation Saves Energy

Science journalist Kalle Heiska has published a report about our new lighting method at his web site "New High Technology!":

"TAMK University of Applied Sciences in the City of Tampere (Finland) has developed a unique lighting method intended for use in commercial greenhouses. Here the light required by the plants is produced by means of LED technology between the rows of plants. It is estimated that in the future the method will achieve savings of up to one half of the present vast need for energy in hothouses. "

Read the whole story

Photo: For use in the hothouse, the curtain of light between the rows of plants is an idea cultivated by Matti Horppu, lecturer at TAMK University of Applied Sciences (left) and Managing director Esa Kivioja of the company KKK-Vihannes Oy. The use of the curtain has been piloted in the cultivation of cucumbers.

Photographer: Niko-Matti Kivioja

Earlier articles by Kalle Heiska about TAMK projects:

Alpo welfare portal
Instrument for measuring air quality
Theatrical functions modelling project
Technique for the frame of the outside walls of wooden buildings
Learning environment for the design of aluminium structures
Materials bank for teaching programming
Dry toilet compost
Social Media
One hundred Finnish soundscapes

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