Climate Battery

Last Updated: January 16, 2019

Definition - What does Climate Battery mean?

In botany, climate battery refers to a subterranean circulation system that stores a greenhouse’s ambient and moist air into the soil during daytime. At night, the moist air is discharged, creating a Mediterranean and tropical-like climate, even during the cold. This particular heating system was first thought of by John Cruickshank but later developed by Michael Thompson and Jerome Ostentowski.

MaximumYield explains Climate Battery

Because humid air is circulated underground during the day, it is able to re-enter the greenhouse later during the night as cooler and drier air. As a result, the greenhouse benefits from a more stable temperature. Climate battery has also been shown to decrease humidity swings while regulating the overall greenhouse temperature during the day. In some cases, a fan as well as an automatic thermostat are used to transfer warm air back into the greenhouse.

The main advantage of climate battery is that it can be used just about anywhere in the world, including colder climates and higher altitudes.

This definition was written in the context of Botany
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