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Greenhouse Energy Conservation Strategies: Alternative Energy



Natural gas and oil are the most common fuels used to heat greenhouses.  However, several other energy sources, including solar, wind, and biofuels, can be used to generate heat and electricity.  Below are articles grouped into several general topics related to alternative fuels for greenhouses.

Alternative energy comparisons

Solar and wind energy

Biofuels (corn, biodiesel, wood, switchgrass, algae, etc.)

Other fuels and related topics


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