A new technological decision for growing of vegetable crops. This decision does not require any special preparations and is economically reasonable for peasants of Russia, China, Nicaragua, the USA and Europe. This decision is totally based on energy conversion, the conversion of energy of sun and water, which can be used by everyone without any damage to environment.
So let us proceed forward to the product itself and its unique qualities. It is a new greenhouse construction. Due to its ability to form greenhouse parks, it received a name of a GREENHOUSE MODULE. It is possible to design the shape and size of such parks connecting the greenhouse modules to each other, depending on the climate conditions and area.
On one hand the construction of the greenhouse module is rather simple in mounting and disassembling, and on the other it establishes auspicious conditions for hastened growth of plants and protects them from adverse weather conditions. It is recommended to strew some sawdust, straw or any other compost under the greenhouse module before mounting it. The walls of the module should be filled with compressed air to form a hexagon with two passages safely closed with the shutters. The lower belt of the module has to be filled with water. There are connection rings on the corners of the roof, which allow connecting modules to one another and putting some rope stretching on them.
The rainwater enters the module through the tube in the roof. There is a rainwater storage in the center of the greenhouse module. A hollow piston in the lower part of the tube acts as a float – as the rainwater storage gets full it raises the roof and stops the water collection. As the water runs out the piston goes down together with the roof and the greenhouse module starts to collect rainwater again. The water contour has some tap exits connected to the water storage; it also has capillary water pipes which can directly water the plant containers.
The construction of a greenhouse module allows connecting water systems of modules to one another and to any external water supply. Thus, both water collected from the module roof and taken from external water supply, can be distributed among storages, providing a long term water supply for plants. This does not require any extra mechanism, not even a pump. The system itself collects, storages and distributes water, provides its supply to plants and resumes the rainwater collection as the water supply runs out. This process does not require participation of a human, the only human’s duty is to control and manage the water supply.
Another important quality of the greenhouse module is its ability to maintain temperature balance propitious for plants. It protects plants from overheating during the daytime and from cold or even light frosts at night. The walls filled with air are able to retain heat inside the module for quite a long time and the water contour and water storage provide additional heat, accumulated at daytime, for the night.
All attempts to bring down the intensity of solar radiation with the help of roof toning of the greenhouses cause photosynthetic deceleration, the plants grow less intensively. Is it possible to find the solution to this, or, maybe, even to hasten the growth of plants? Some would definitely say no, but there is no need to hurry. There is cell perforation on the roof surface of the module. Most of the sunbeams are entering the greenhouse module through the rooftop as wave spectrum, stimulating photosynthesis and, therefore, plants growth. If the module is set in the district with high solar activity, a less transparent roof should be mounted. And on the contrary, the perforation can be extremely fine, almost invisible, in the areas where solar activity is low throughout the year. Anyway, the decision is up to a person, who can change roofs as many times as needed, to achieve the best result throughout the whole season.
The greenhouse module does not have any analogues in the world. It is unique and patented in the Russian Federation as an invention. It may safely be said that this pneumatic construction is a bright example of new opportunities of transforming and usage of natural resources of environment without any harm and damage. The author believes it is the only way to restore harmony between modern people and nature.