Case Studies

On-Farm Energy Efficiency

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 – Solar

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

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.

Logan Family Farms

Logan Family Farms is in Irwin, Pennsylvania. Beef marketing is primarily through farmers markets.

Soergel Family Farms

Soergel Family Farms is near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Beef sales are a recent addition to the farm's products.

Wilson Beef Farms

Wilson Beef Farms in Canaseraga, New York is a dedicated processing operation in upstate New York.

Hedgeapple Farm

Hedgeapple Farm sells grass-fed Black Angus beef in Buckeystown, Maryland.