Fuel consumption is a very important cost for greenhouse growers located in regions where low temperatures can affect the growth of their crop.
In this interview, Oscar Woltman, CEO of Fresh Mex, an operation of 10 hectares of greenhouse bell pepper production located in the Agropark of the state of Querétaro, Mexico, tells us how the use of energy saving and light diffusion screens have helped him considerably to reduce heating cost, maintain the productivity in his greenhouses and maintain the quality of his peppers throughout the production cycle.
"The screens help us to buffer the excess of light we have during the day and to prevent the loss of heat at night."
--Oscar Woltman, Director, Fresh Mex
According to Woltman, even in a plastic greenhouse, with or without heating, the energy saving screen is a necessity. The investment is not difficult to absorb over a period of 2 to 4 years and it gives the grower the flexibility to control the plant. The more you can control, the more you should be able to get out of it.
We invite you to learn more about the energy saving and light diffusion screens.
The brightest energy saver
Luxous lets the most daylight reach the crop while saving energy and improving the greenhouse climate. Its translucent strips and closed structure are effective when in use, but also when not in use – as bundle sizes are unusually small.
The Harmonious approach to better growing
Healthier plants and accelerated production – this is the result of Harmony’s gentle approach to managing sunlight. Its white strips simply scatter sunlight more effectively. To further improve cooling, many Harmony screens have an open structure.