Green Energy Generation
Green energy is a clean, sustainable approach to producing and using energy in Ontario. The agricultural sector is a natural focus for green energy initiatives since many farmers are generating renewable electricity through biogas, solar and micro-hydro systems. This section contains information about green energy generation including:
- Climate Change and Agriculture
- Green Energy Opportunities: Exploring whether biogas, solar, wind and other green energy options is right for my farm operation?
- Thinking Green Energy? Think Farming!
- Rooftop Solar Installations on Rural Buildings
- Solar Air Heating Systems
- Solar Electric Systems
- Solar Water Heating Systems
- Solar Energy: Is solar energy right for my farm operation?
- Electricity Generation Using Small Wind Turbines for Home or Farm Use
- Wind Energy: Is wind energy right for my farm operation?
- Wind Machines - Brock University
- Source Protection Plans on the Farm
- Agricultural Biomass for Combustion Energy
- Biomass Burn Characteristics
- Biomass Combustion: Is biomass combustion right for my farm operation?
- Biomass Densification for Energy Production
Other Generation Options
Ontario Government Resources
- Renewable Energy Facilitation Office (REFO) (MEI)
- Ontario Power Authority's Feed-in Tariff (FIT) Program
- Integration of Renewable Energy on Farms
- FarmEnergyOnline.com – A website to assist farm producers and processors in understanding your financial assessment needs and investment opportunities in renewable and alternative energy systems.
- NRCan's RETScreen Program allows users to determine detailed economic viability of a variety of Renewable Energy technologies.
- Ontario Sustainable Energy Association
- Passive Solar Shop Heating - Canada Plan Service 9731
- Solar Ventilation Wall with Heat Storage - Canada Plan Service 9732
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