In April 2017, the first Chinese solar greenhouse in Bleiswijk in the Netherlands has opened. This solar greenhouse is equipped with high-quality technology and monitors the climate conditions of a typical greenhouse in China.
The first cultivation in this so-called solar greenhouse was a cucumber cultivation. The young cucumber plants have developed well through the solar energy stored in a concrete wall. This resulted in a first successful harvest within the intended time.
Dutch innovation for Chinese solar greenhouse
The greenhouse is equipped with Dutch technology such as a climate screen, soilless cultivation with an irrigation unit and a climate computer. By demonstrating and experimenting, Dutch suppliers show that their technology can be aligned to Chinese circumstances, enabling Chinese growers to increase production and crop quality.
At this moment, preparations are being made for the next cultivation. This is a tomato cultivation with a Chinese breed and the plants are planted in mid-August. In this cultivation, the climate data is compared to a standard Chinese solar greenhouse in China (Shouguang). The greenhouse in Bleiswijk is open for visitors. Through “Partners in International Business” you can plan a visit. The Chinese solar greenhouse is located at Wageningen University & Research, next to the Delphy Improvement Centre in Bleiswijk (NL).
Promotion of Dutch technology
This project is set up by ‘Partners in International Business’ (PIB), a group of leading Dutch horticultural companies and knowledge institutes that are active in the Chinese market. The project aims on strengthening the position of its members (Delphy, Wageningen University & Research, Hoogendoorn Growth Management, Ludvig Svensson, Ridder Drive Systems/Hortimax) in China by promoting their technology and demonstrating the advantages of using this technology and knowledge in China’s current horticulture sector. The project is funded by the Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland and Metropool Regio Rotterdam Den Haag.
For more information or to make an appointment for a visit, please contact one of the partners in this project.