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Climate Battery General Questions

 
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Hi,
I have been fascinated by climate batteries for some time now. I live and grow in USDA Zone 9b/10a and would primarily need it for cooling a greenhouse. I would like to avoid evaporative cooling to not further add humidity and would like to also avoid bringing in air from outside to avoid pollination. For now we will be testing it in either a 6mx20m/ 20'x66' or a 10mx30m/ 33'x100' greenhouse So here a few questions to the experts in the field:

1. Would a climate battery even make sense in zone 9b/10a?
2. Is it true, that the climate battery could efficiently cool for two weeks, before the thermal mass becomes too warm to cool?
3. What would the best depth for cooling generally be in my area?
4.Would it make more sense to bury the pipes outside of the greenhouse somewhere in the shade?
5. Purely for cooling would it make more sense to go beyond the 25'-35' 4" pipe length?
6. How wide should a climate battery be? Asked differently: What should the max length of the horizontal parts of the manifolds be?

I probably have more questions, that I can't think of right now...
Hope you can help!?


 
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I just wanted to add, that I will not be going with a solar passive greenhouse, because that would make little sense in my zone/latitude.
 
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This data may help you answer some of your questions: https://www.builditsolar.com/Projects/Cooling/EarthTemperatures.htm

John Steadfast wrote:

1. Would a climate battery even make sense in zone 9b/10a?


2. Is it true, that the climate battery could efficiently cool for two weeks, before the thermal mass becomes too warm to cool?

3. What would the best depth for cooling generally be in my area?


4.Would it make more sense to bury the pipes outside of the greenhouse somewhere in the shade?


5. Purely for cooling would it make more sense to go beyond the 25'-35' 4" pipe length?
6. How wide should a climate battery be? Asked differently: What should the max length of the horizontal parts of the manifolds be?

I probably have more questions, that I can't think of right now...
Hope you can help!?


 
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Thanks, it did help. I now know, that a climate battery won't do and I need earth cooling tubes.
 
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