Solar and Wind Power for the Farm: Getting Your Farm Ready for Renewable Energy iCal

Wednesday, March 7 2012 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Yates County

417 Liberty Street, Penn Yan, NY 14527

 Penn Yan, NY – Family farms in the Finger Lakes are striving for sustainability and wise uses of energy.  Even though many farm owners see the potential for wind or solar power for their farm, it can be hard to get accurate information and separate hype from the realities of installing and using renewable energy equipment.

 Cornell Cooperative Extension is hosting a new workshop for family farmers to provide practical details about the most important steps to prepare for renewable energy at the farm.  The workshop will cover where and how electricity is typically used on farms, and what loads can be supplied by wind or solar power.   Participants will learn what is fact or fiction when it comes to wind and solar power, get oriented to the gadgetry of renewable energy, and learn how one Finger Lakes farm prepared for and installed solar panels recently. Presenters include Dick Peterson of Northeast Agriculture Technology Corporation, Roy Butler of Four Winds Renewable Energy, and Peter Martens of Lakeview Organic Grain, where solar panels have recently been added to complement the farm’s energy sources.

 This session is a unique opportunity for farmers to ask questions and get appropriate advice to take steps toward renewable energy.  Farms of all types and sizes are welcome to attend and it is open to the public.  Hosted by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Yates and Ontario Counties.

 Fee: $15.00 per farm

 REGISTER or MORE INFORMATION: Pre-registration is required by March 5, 2012 by calling Cornell Cooperative Extension of Yates County 315-536-5123.

For more information:
Elizabeth Newbold
(315) 536-5123
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