Renewable Energy for Farmers and Ranchers
There are a number of renewable energy technologies that you can use on your farm or ranch. There also are many agribusiness opportunities in renewables. You can grow crops to make biofuels and bioproducts. And some farmers and ranchers have the opportunity to lease land to utilities for the installation of large wind turbines.
Technologies that are commercially available today for farms and ranches include:
- Geothermal direct use
- Geothermal heat pumps
- Photovoltaic (solar cell) systems
- Solar hot water systems
- Wind energy.
U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Savers: Farms and Ranches
Features information about how farmers and ranchers can use energy-efficient and renewable energy technologies.
Green Power Network
Learn how to and if you can buy your electricity from renewable energy sources.
Provides lists of energy-efficient products.