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Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2012, Article ID 451934, 14 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/451934
Research Article

The Semitransparent Photovoltaic Films for Mediterranean Greenhouse: A New Sustainable Technology

1Department of Agriculture, Forests, Nature and Energy (DAFNE), University of Tuscia, 01100 Viterbo, Italy
2SACO VI Office-Nursery Gardening, Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies (IMAFFP), Via XX Settembre, 20, 00187 Rome, Italy

Received 16 October 2012; Accepted 8 November 2012

Academic Editor: Massimo Scalia

Copyright © 2012 Alvaro Marucci 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.

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