Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2010 (2010), Article ID 842380, 21 pages
Review Article

Stability and Control for Energy Production Parametric Dependence

1CIRDER, University of Tuscia, Via Cavour 23, 01028 Orte, Italy
2DiSAFRi, University of Tuscia, Via San Camillo de Lellis s.n.c., 01100 Viterbo, Italy
3GEMINI, University of Tuscia, Via San Camillo de Lellis s.n.c., 01000 Viterbo, Italy
4DiPROP, University of Tuscia, Via San Camilllo de Lellis snc., 01100 Viterbo, Italy

Received 1 February 2010; Accepted 1 June 2010

Academic Editor: Massimo Scalia

Copyright © 2010 Maurizio Carlini et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The activities of plant cultivation in Italy are provided by prefabricated structures that are designed to avoid any preliminary study of optical and thermal exchanges between the external environment and the green house. Designers mainly focused on the heating and cooling system to obtain climate beneficial effects on plant growth. This system involves rather significant operating costs which have driven the interests of designers, builders, and farmers to pursue constructive solutions such as the optimization and control of energy flows in the system. In this paper we take into account a model of greenhouse for plant cultivation to be located in Central Italy. For the optimal design of a greenhouse, simulations of heat exchange and flow of energy have been made in order to maximise the cooling system consumption of energy.