Combined Heat and Power
The sun is our main source of energy. It provides the energy (heat and light) which the cherry tomato plant needs the most so it can grow and bear fruit.
When there is no or too little sunshine, two so-called CHP- installations (Combined Heat Power) will supply the necessary heat. The 2 installations have a joint capacity of 3.2 Mega Watt per hour. All of the electricity produced, which is enough to serve 3500 households, is stored in the local power grid. The generation of electricity releases warmth, which we exploit for heating our crop and thus achieve a high profit margin. The smoke gases from the combustion of natural gases are cleaned. The remaining CO2 is a valuable nutrient for the plants and is sent into the greenhouse. Plants naturally convert CO2 into oxygen and other nutrients to help them grow.