3 Ha energy screens for growing cucumbers in New Zealand

For several years, Arie van der Houwen, owner of NZ Cucumber in Pukekohe, grows cucumbers in greenhouses. To maintain a stable climate overnight, the grower has chosen to install energy screens.

Technique: horizontal energy screen with Smart Spring to get the smallest possible screen package when the installation is opened.

Focus points: installing the screens while the greenhouse was full of cucumbers, optimal planning of transportation, the right export documents.

Additional benefits: New Zealand summers can get extremely hot. The energy screens can also be used to shade the crop when the sun is very intense.