Floriculture Area of
      Expertise (AoE)

 
 

Programs and Meetings

 

Other Information

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Other Greenhouse Energy Cost Reduction Strategies pages:

 
 

 
 

  Copyright © 2017, Department of Horticulture, Michigan State University.

  This page was last edited Jun 22, 2017.
  Please send your comments to Dr. Erik Runkle runkleer@msu.edu

MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Michigan State University Extension programs and materials are open to all without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, religion, age, height, weight, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, or veteran status. Issued in furtherance of MSU Extension work, acts of May 8 and June 30, 1914, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Thomas G. Coon, Director, MSU Extension, East Lansing, MI 48824. This information is for educational purposes only. Reference to commercial products or trade names does not imply endorsement by MSU Extension or bias against those not mentioned.