Best Management Practices - On-Farm Energy: A Primer

On-Farm Energy: A PrimerThis 22-page booklet is an overview of energy conservation, efficiency and generation around the farm. It begins where farmers should too: a professional energy audit. The audit identifies how much energy is being consumed in every facet of the operation, and where and how efficiencies can be made.

Different forms of on-farm energy generation are introduced: solar, wind, geothermal, micro hydropower, biomass, biofuels, and biogas. The focus is small-scale generation for on-farm use.

This introductory book is the first of three BMP titles about on-farm energy. The next two will delve more deeply into evaluating alternative energy options and finding efficiencies in livestock facilities and field operations.

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Author: OMAFRA Staff
Creation Date: 29 August 2012
Last Reviewed: 29 October 2013