Greenhouse Subsurface Pipe System to Convert Solar Energy to Soil Heat

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 1997: $4,475.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/1997
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $5,350.00
Region: Northeast
State: Vermont
Project Leader:


  • Vegetables: greens (leafy), greens (lettuces)


  • Energy: solar energy

    Proposal summary:

    Pete Johnson, will test a sub-surface greenhouse soil heating pipe to convert solar energy into soil heat. The project will evaluate whether it is economically viable to invest in such systems. Johnson's goal is to develop a cold weather system for growing salad greens and other vegetables in the Northeast.

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