Enhancing Energy Efficiency of Greenhouses using AI-based Climate Control

February 28, 2023 | Advances in Applied Energy


Introduction: Researchers from Cornell University in USA proposed the use of novel artificial intelligence (AI)-based control framework to enhance the energy efficiency of greenhouses while accurately regulating their indoor climate. The AI-based strategy learns from historical greenhouse climate data and adapts to current weather conditions and crop growth. 

 Key findings: In comparison to traditional control methods, the AI-based framework demonstrated remarkable performance. In a case study focused on controlling the greenhouse climate for tomato crops, the proposed strategy led to a substantial 57% reduction in energy consumption compared to conventional methods.


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Fig. | Greenhouse simulation depicting the external disturbances, control actuators, and greenhouse states along with its components.