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Eric Romich - Assistant Professor & Extension Field Specialist, Energy Development
Myra Moss - Associate Professor & Extension Educator
Nancy Bowen - Associate Professor & Extension Field Specialist, Community Economics
David Civittolo - Associate Professor & Extension Field Specialist, Community Economics
Energize Ohio Signature Program Annual Reports:
Energize Ohio Signature Program News:
- On-Farm Solar Energy Program Evaluation - April 21, 2014 - Huron County
- Newsletter - Issue 2 - Fall 2012
- Newsletter - Issue 1 - Summer 2012
Energy-Related Fact Sheets/Bulletins:
Solar Electric Investment Analysis Bulletin Series: (Related information)
- Part 1: Estimating System Production – Site-specific factors can influence the amount of electricity produced by a PV installation.
- Part 2: Assessing System Cost – From initial costs to incentives to ongoing insurance expense, the present and expected costs dominate the decision to install a PV system.
- Part 3: Forecasting the Value of Electricity – Utility and governmental policies affect how much electricity is worth. Not all electrons are created equal.
- Part 4: Understanding Incentives – Federal, state, and local incentives can greatly affect the financial viability of a PV installation.
- Part 5: Conducting a Financial Analysis – Accurately evaluating the viability of a PV system requires understanding financial concepts, such as simple payback, net present value, and the levelized cost of energy. Preferences for risk, environmental attributes, and independence also inform these measures of viability.
- Part 6: PV Solar Example – The importance of accurate evaluation is clear when applied to a hypothetical project.
Shale Energy Development Economic Impact Analysis Series: (Related news story and blog article)
- Ohio Energy Trends: Comparing Old And New Energy Development (CDFS-SED-1)
- Characteristics Of A Boomtown (CDFS-SED-2)
- Contributing Factors To A Boomtown Bust (CDFS-SED-3)
- Developing A Model To Measure Economic Change In An Energy Economy (CDFS-SED-4)
- Local Economic Development Strategies For Energy Boomtowns (CDFS-SED-5)
- Community Planning Strategies For Energy Boomtowns (CDFS-SED-6)
- Renewable Energy Policy Series:
- Wind Energy Development as an Economic Development Strategy for Rural Areas (11-CMD-849)
- Using Solar Energy to Produce Electricity for Ohioans (11-CMD-732)
- Biomass Availability in Northwest Ohio (AEX-541)
Distributed Energy Generation Series:
- Producing Your own Electricity in Ohio (CDFS-DEG1)
- A Business Retention & Expansion Strategy (CDFS-DEG2)
- A Business Guide for Investing in On-site Energy Generation (CDFS-DEG3)
Farm Energy Series:
- An Introduction to On-Farm Solar Electric Systems (CDFS-4101)
- Estimating the Size of Your Solar Electric System (CDFS-4102)
- On-Farm Solar Site Assessment (CDFS-4103)
- Financial Considerations of On-Farm Renewable Energy (CDFS-4104)
- On-Farm Solar Electric System Safety (CDFS-4105)
On-Farm Solar Energy Program:
|The On-Farm Solar Energy program is designed to provide farmers with additional information regarding on-farm PV solar development to assist them in the decision making process.|
This curriculum is intended for use by Extension professionals interested in delivering educational programs to inform clientele about advanced energy solutions on the farm. Using a “train-the-trainer” approach, the initial target audience for this teaching outline is Extension Educators, and the intended external audience is agricultural producers, agribusinesses and community leaders. For additional information on delivering this program or to examine the complete curricular package, please email email@example.com.