Energy Efficiency for Direct Market Farms

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This curriculum module on Energy Efficiency for Direct Market Farms the fundamentals of energy systems.  Topics include basic thermodynamics, heat transfer, energy conversion processes and discussion of energy efficiency and specific applications on farms.

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This is part of the Farm Energy Efficiency (EE) Curriculum Series:  Farm Energy Efficiency Principles | Energy Audits | EE for Dairy Farms

Energy Buying Options in Deregulated Markets

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This curriculum module on Energy Buying Options in Deregulated Markets covers the opportunities to shop for traditionally regulated energy commodities to save money. Resources provide a brief history of the market and the do’s and don’ts of shopping for energy in deregulated markets.

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This is part of the Smart Energy Buying and Use Curriculum Series:  Modifying Energy

Buying Energy in a Time Differentiated Market

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If you’re into the latest technologies, this curriculum module on Buying Energy in a Time Differentiated Market is for you. Find out what all the talk about “Smart Meters” means to you and how to know whether it is something you can take advantage of, or not.

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Modifying Energy Buying Habits On The Farm

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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? This curriculum module on Modifying Energy Buying Habits On The Farm covers opportunities to change buying habits to save money in deregulated markets.

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Energy Efficiency in Field Crop Production

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This curriculum module on Energy Efficiency in Field Crop Production examines four major areas where analysis and management of energy inputs in field crop production can lead to energy savings. These include reducing fuel consumption in tractor and equipment use in field operations, considering energy invested in optimizing nutrient use and pest control, saving energy in irrigation and managing grain drying for energy conservation.

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Energy Efficiency for Tree Fruit Production

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This curriculum module on Energy Efficiency for Fruit Production covers energy use in orchards and opportunities for saving energy during irrigation, refrigeration and field operations.  The Orchard Block Fuel Use Calculator helps producers assess ways to reduce fuel consumption on the farm.

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Greenhouse Energy Efficiency

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This curriculum module on Greenhouse Energy Efficiency reviews the heat loss calculations needed to determine the (maximum) capacity of a greenhouse heating system. Common greenhouse heating systems are discussed. Natural and mechanical ventilation systems for greenhouses are presented and design parameters provided so that energy consumption by the ventilation system can be determined. Review of several alternative energy sources and systems suitable for greenhouse production. Finally, energy savings strategies are provided along with a calculation tool (Virtual Grower) …

Dairy Farm Energy Efficiency

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This curriculum module on Dairy Farm Energy Efficiency covers….

Link to all of the Northeast Farm Energy IQ Curriculum, developed by Extension specialists from Penn State, Rutgers and University of Vermont.

This is part of the Farm Energy Efficiency Curriculum Series: 

Farm Energy Efficiency Principles | Energy Audits | EE for Dairy Farms | EE for Greenhouses | EE for Fruit Production | EE for Field Crop Production | EE for Direct Market Farms

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Farm Energy Audits

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This curriculum module on Farm Energy Audits addresses energy audits and energy management plans on farms.    Topics include discussion of the purposes of energy audits, a review of different types of audits, methodologies and standards that apply to on-farm energy audits.

 

Link to all of the Northeast Farm Energy IQ Curriculum, developed by Extension specialists from Penn State, Rutgers and University of Vermont.

This is part of the Farm Energy Efficiency Curriculum Series:  Farm Energy Efficiency Principles | Energy

Farm Energy Efficiency Principles

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This curriculum module on Farm Energy Efficiency Principles covers the fundamentals of energy systems.  Topics include basic thermodynamics, heat transfer, energy conversion processes and discussion of energy efficiency and specific applications on farms.

 

Link to all of the Northeast Farm Energy IQ Curriculum, developed by Extension specialists from Penn State, Rutgers and University of Vermont.

This is part of the Farm Energy Efficiency Curriculum Series:  Farm Energy Efficiency Principles | Energy Audits | EE for Dairy Farms | EE