Free Shepherd Seminar – Does Solar Make Sense for Your Farm? with Drew Schiavone
Many farmers are choosing to offset their energy use with a solar electric system in light of rising energy costs and the declining cost of solar technology. This presentation will cover important topics to help you decide if solar is right for you, and how you can install a solar electric system that will meet your needs. Topics will include how solar energy works and what role it plays, how a solar project impacts you as a landowner, and how to finance and facilitate a solar project.
Dr. Drew Schiavone is the Energy Conservation and Technology Specialist for University of Maryland Extension. He coordinates applied research and delivers educational programming, in the areas of energy conservation and clean energy technology. His current efforts are focused on the deployment of energy efficient technologies for rural businesses and farms, as well as energy policy related to on-farm renewable energy systems.