This physicist’s greenhouse-coatingincreases crop harvest

News - 27 June 2022 - Communication TNW

More and more greenhouses are being built worldwide due to their reliable environmental conditions; inside however, the amount of sunlight that plants can use for growth is limited. Physicist Sadiq van Overbeek from PHYSEE Technologies, a spin-off of the Radiation Science & Technology department of TU Delft at TU Delft Reactor Institute & Radiation Science and Technology, found a solution to this bottleneck: a special coating on the greenhouse that converts incoming light towards the part of the spectrum that plants use for photosynthesis. Van Overbeek: “First results show up to 10% more crops with this PAR+ coating.”

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