Farm Energy

Improving the energy efficiency of your farm operation can save money and improve your bottom line. Look for energy-efficiency opportunities in lighting, irrigation, motors and pumps, heating, ventilation, and cooling (HVAC), refrigeration, water heating, machinery, and buildings.

The practical ATTRA resources here can help you get started. Don’t miss our Farm Energy Efficiency tutorial, which provides individual lessons on farm building efficiency, outdoor lighting, irrigation efficiency, solar, small-scale wind, and biodiesel.

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ATTRA’s Farm Energy Resources

AgriSolar Podcasts Ep. 2: Keeping Family Farms in Family Hands with AgriSolar in Massachusetts

This episode is a conversation between Stacie Peterson, NCAT’s…
Ranchers around a solar energy system

AgriSolar Podcasts Ep. 1: Growing Crops Among the Solar Panels in Colorado

Episode 280. Growing Crops Among the Solar Panels in Colorado   In…
up close view of switchgrass
wind turbines on a farm
dairy cows eating hay inside a dairy barn
Workshop participants building a micro-scale digester in Costa Rica.
tabletop batch materials
A micro-hydro intake and penstock temporarily divert a portion of the water flow and carry it to the location of the turbine.