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Development of a decision support system to operate the greenhouse lighting and shading systems powered by a distributed generator

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Development of a decision support system to operate the greenhouse lighting and shading systems powered by a distributed generator
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Martin
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Ariel
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Frank
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Rutgers University
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Graduate School - New Brunswick
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A Decision Support System (DSS) was developed to manage the use of the electric- ity generated by a landfill gas-fired 250 kW microturbine system installed at the Rut- gers EcoComplex Research and Demonstration Greenhouse located at the Burlington County Resource Recovery Complex near Columbus, NJ. The approximately 220 kW of available power (30 kW are parasitic losses) can be used on-site for supplemental lighting of the greenhouse crop, or it can be exported to the local electricity grid. In order to maintain sufficiently high crop production during the winter months and darker stretches during other times of the year, supplemental lighting is necessary particularly in the Northern regions of the country. Due to the relatively high light intensity required, supplemental lighting of greenhouse crops can be expensive. The DSS minimizes the cost of the electricity associated with supplemental lighting and guarantees that the harvest date and yield targets are achieved. The DSS can be implemented at any location within the geographic area of PJM (regional transmission organization that coordinates the wholesale electricity market in 13 states, including NJ) and it was validated by simulation using five years of his- toric hourly values of electricity prices from PJM and hourly values of solar radiation from the National Solar Radiation Database (NSRDB). The simulations results show that the DSS is able to effectively manage different possible configurations of the supplemental lighting and shading screen systems to meet a predetermined harvest date and yield while minimizing the use of the on-site generated electricity. All of the excess electricity is exported to the grid in such a way as to maximize the additional income from electricity sales.
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Environmental Sciences
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xiv, 182 p. : ill.
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by Ariel Martin
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Decision support systems
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Greenhouses--Climate
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Greenhouses--Shading--New Jersey-- Burlington County
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Greenhouse management--New Jersey-- Burlington County
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I hereby grant to the Rutgers University Libraries and to my school the non-exclusive right to archive, reproduce and distribute my thesis or dissertation, in whole or in part, and/or my abstract, in whole or in part, in and from an electronic format, subject to the release date subsequently stipulated in this submittal form and approved by my school. I represent and stipulate that the thesis or dissertation and its abstract are my original work, that they do not infringe or violate any rights of others, and that I make these grants as the sole owner of the rights to my thesis or dissertation and its abstract. I represent that I have obtained written permissions, when necessary, from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis or dissertation and will supply copies of such upon request by my school. I acknowledge that RU ETD and my school will not distribute my thesis or dissertation or its abstract if, in their reasonable judgment, they believe all such rights have not been secured. I acknowledge that I retain ownership rights to the copyright of my work. I also retain the right to use all or part of this thesis or dissertation in future works, such as articles or books.
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