Energize Ohio Short Video: On-Farm Solar Energy Development

On-Farm Solar Development - BlogAccording to the 2009 USDA On-Farm Renewable Energy Production Survey, it is estimated there are 115 farms in Ohio that have installed an on-site photovoltaic solar system to generate their own electricity. In response to this growing trend, a team of OSU Extension Educators is currently developing new curriculum materials to provide farmers additional information for on-farm solar applications. The Energize Ohio team has recently started work on a short video series, which contains videos related to renewable energy and energy efficiency applications. Feel free to preview our first video that reviews a case study of how one farmer has invested in an on-farm solar system to offset a portion of his electricity needs at a swine finishing facility in northwest Ohio.

On April 21 an On-Farm Solar Energy program was held at the Huron County Extension Office. Twenty-three local farmers and residents participated in the 90-minute program. Click here to view the program summary, schedule of speakers and evaluation.

For additional details on On-Farm Solar Development, visit go.osu.edu/farmenergy.

(Submitted by Eric Romich, Assistant Professor & Extension Field Specialist for Energy Development)

On-Farm Solar Energy Development Program

April 21, 2014 / 12 – 1:30 p.m.
Huron County Extension Office
180 Milan Avenue, Suite 1
Norwalk, OH 44857

Contact: Mike Gastier (419-668-8219)

Join us for this educational program pertaining to on-site photovoltaic (PV) solar systems used to generate electricity. Discover whether this type of renewable energy will work for your on-farm needs.

Refer to the flyer for complete information. For additional details on On-Farm Solar Energy Development, visit go.osu.edu/farmenergy.

On-Farm Solar Development - Huron County 2014-04-21 Web

(Submitted by Eric Romich, Extension Field Specialist for Energy Development)