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 ‘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…

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.
Ranchers around a solar energy system
tabletop batch materials