Farm Energy IQ

Farm Energy IQ

Northeast Farm Energy IQ

Farm Energy IQ offers free information to help farmers enhance operational sustainability in the context of the farm economy and ecosystem. Each topic area includes a module overview, Train the Trainer presentation, farmer presentation, and educational materials such as fact sheets, activities, case studies, images, decision support tools, and checklists.

On-Farm Smart Energy Buying and Use

Farm Energy IQ

Type: Northeast SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

This is part of the Smart Energy Buying and Use Curriculum Series. With the understanding of deregulated energy markets and having an option to buy energy at less expensive times of the day, how can you change your habits to take advantage? 

On-Farm Energy Efficiency

Farm Energy IQ

Type: Northeast SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

This curriculum module covers the fundamentals of energy systems. Basic thermodynamics, heat transfer, energy conversion processes and discussion of energy efficiency and specific applications on farms are addressed.

On-Farm Energy Production - Biofuels

Farm Energy IQ

Type: Northeast SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

The On Farm Energy Production Curriculum Series provides basic understanding of feedstock production, biodiesel, biogas, and wood and gas pellets.

On-Farm Energy Production - Solar

Farm Energy IQ

Type: Northeast SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

This solar electricity and solar thermal module provides a basic understanding and how to calculate a simple payback term for the installation of different size systems. Learn about programs that may be available to subsidize your investment.

On-Farm Energy Production - Wind

Farm Energy IQ

Type: Northeast SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

Is wind energy a viable option for your home or business to lower reliance on the grid supplied electricity? In this module, learn how to gauge your the wind resource where you live and calculate the likely annual electricity production.