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SoCalGas puts new thermal technology at Houweling's Tomatoes

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Staff Writer | July 23, 2018
Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) and world-renowned greenhouse tomato and cucumber producer, Houweling's Tomatoes, announced the installation of a new greenhouse thermal curtain system at Houweling's facility in Camarillo, California.
Houweling's Tomatoes
Energy   The thermal curtain system functions as a thermal barrier
The thermal curtain system is designed to reduce heat loss at night, functioning as a thermal barrier between the plants and the roof of the greenhouse, and is estimated to save the grower more than 225,000 therms per year, the equivalent of removing more than 250 cars from California roads.

The system also works to reduce the volume of air that requires heating inside the greenhouse, and will provide the customer with approximately $80,000 in annual energy cost savings.

The new greenhouse energy efficiency upgrade was purchased in part with a $176,000 rebate check through SoCalGas' Energy Efficiency Rebates for Businesses (EERB) program.

To date, the utility has supported Houweling's Tomatoes energy efficiency efforts with more than $725,000 in rebate funding for energy- and cost-saving technologies.

Representatives from Houweling's Tomatoes show SoCalGas leadership the new greenhouse thermal curtain system, designed to reduce heat loss at night, was purchased in part with a $176,000 rebate check through SoCalGas’ Energy Efficiency Rebates for Businesses (EERB) program.

Representatives from Houweling's Tomatoes show SoCalGas leadership the new greenhouse thermal curtain system, designed to reduce heat loss at night, was purchased in part with a $176,000 rebate check through SoCalGas’ Energy Efficiency Rebates for Businesses (EERB) program.


 

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