Learn About Energy Options

Fin-tube HeatersYour agricultural operation may hold literally hundreds of different opportunities to save money on energy or develop the natural energy resources around you. An experienced, professional Energy Auditor can identify these opportunities quickly and reliably, customize the right solutions for you, and calculate just how much benefit your project can provide – through cost savings, fuel and energy savings, enhanced productivity, and even comfort and wellness.

On the other hand, you probably know your operation better than anyone else. With the right tools and guidance, you can identify a number of opportunities yourself. A good place to start is to educate yourself so that you know what to look for, how to make the right decisions, and when to bring in a specialist.

Educate Yourself 

Implementing an energy management plan in your agricultural operation will involve the same basic steps whether you do it yourself or hire a specialist, and whether it is a simple, walk-through energy audit or site assessment, or a highly-detailed, comprehensive energy audit or feasibility study.

The more you know about your options, the better off you’ll be down the road, so we suggest you start by exploring some of the guides listed below. These guides provide a sampling of the kinds of energy saving opportunities you may be able to use in your operations. Keep in mind that your opportunities may be very specific to your site and operations. Also keep in mind that the technologies, assessment tools, and financial opportunities described in these guides are evolving very rapidly.


Evaluate Your Opportunities

Once you have developed a basic understanding of energy saving opportunities in your operations, you may want to use these online tools to calculate the potential energy savings available in your operations.

Explore other resources about energy efficiency and renewable energy by learning more about Energy EfficiencyAgricultural Hydro, and Renewable Heating or Cooling or by exploring our Resource Center.