Solar energy use is growing and finding practical applications in a number of agricultural enterprises. Many agricultural operations have been able to take advantage of programs that help them to pay some of the installation expense. Come an learn more about solar energy and the incentives and grant programs that are available at a half-day workshop to be held on October 1 in Wooster on the OARDC campus. The workshop is offered at no charge and will be held in the new agricultural engineering building from 9:00 am to 12:15 pm.
Topics that will be covered at the workshop include:
- Considerations for On-Farm Solar Development by Eric Romich OSU Extension
- Rural Energy for America Program by Christie Hooks, Business Program Specialist with Rural Development, USDA
- Farm Evaluation, System Design, Installation and Utility Interconnection by Scott Cluff of Third Sun Solar
- Solar Installer Perspective and Case Studies by Sheldon Stutzman of Paradise Energy Solutions
The agricultural engineering building is located at 1717 Thorne Rd. Due to road construction, enter OARDC via Secrest Road onto Gerlaugh Drive then to Thorne Rd. Please register for the meeting by contacting Mary Wicks by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at: 330-202-3533.