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

North Metro TV Features AgriSolar Farm to Table Event

Thanks to NCAT’s AgriSolar Clearinghouse and its partners,…
Sunrise on Battlefield Lavender Farm

Battlefield Lavender Farm: Solar Powered Processing

By Chris Lent, NCAT Agriculture Specialist The concept of…

AgriSolar Podcast Ep. 6: The Big Picture and Nitty Gritty of Agrisolar

This episode is a conversation between NCAT Energy Program Director…

WEBINAR: AgriSolar in the Pacific Northwest

In this video, Max Greene and Emily Griffith of Renewable Northwest…

AgriSolar Podcast Ep. 5: Sharing the Journey with AgriSolar Consulting

This episode is a conversation between NCAT Energy Program Director…

WEBINAR: AgriSolar Ownership, Lease, and Land Planning

In this webinar, AgriSolar Clearinghouse team members Carl Berntsen…

WEBINAR: Policy Approaches for Dual-use and AgriSolar Practices

In this webinar, Heidi Kolbeck-Urlacher from the the Center for…

AgriSolar ‘Farm to Table’ Event Offers an Agrivoltaic Feast

In February of 2023, the AgriSolar Clearinghouse held an AgriSolar…

Webinar: Ecosystem Services of Solar-Pollinator Habitats

In this webinar, Lee Walston and Heidi Hartmann from Argonne…

AgriSolar Podcast Ep. 4: Birds, Bees, and Butterflies – Solar Pollinator Habitat

This episode features a conversation between Stacie Peterson,…
Man walking through flowers in front of solar panel array.NCAT

WEBINAR: Made in the Shade: Growing Crops under Solar Panels

In this webinar, Dr. Greg Barron-Gafford discusses the effects…

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

This episode is a conversation between Stacie Peterson, NCAT’s…
people stand under solar panels

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

In this episode of Voices from the Field, Stacie Peterson, Energy…
up close view of switchgrass
wind turbines on a farm