Energize Ohio resources and opportunities for renewable energy production, development, marketing, and education are changing the landscape of Ohio.
For more information, visit energizeohio.osu.edu.
The OSU Extension Energy Outreach Program team meets monthly to discuss ongoing energy trends, programming and learn from invited guest speakers who present on current energy issues impacting Ohio. Recordings of past programs are available at: Energy Outreach Program Recordings
Eric Romich - Associate Professor & Field Specialist, Energy Development, CD
Myra Moss - Professor & Educator, CD
Nancy Bowen - Associate Professor & Field Specialist, Community Economics, CD
David Civittolo - Associate Professor & Interim Assistant Director, OSU Extension - Community Development
Gwynn Stewart - Educator, CD, OSU Extension-Noble County
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/Technical Reports:
Agricultural Solar Electric Investment Analysis Bulletin Series
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
Ohio SB 221 (CDFS-4001)
Leveling the Playing Field (CDFS-4002)
The Effect of Renewable Energy Projects on Current Agricultural Use Value (CAUV) (CDFS-4003)
Rules for Siting a Utility Scale Wind Farm in Ohio (CDFS-4004)
WIND ENERGY FACT SHEETS
SOLAR ENERGY FACT SHEETS
BIOMASS AVAILABILITY FACT SHEETS
Biomass Availability in Northwest Ohio (AEX-541)
Farm Energy Resources
Peak Demand Energy Charges in Agriculture Research Project - Technical Reports:
Understanding Electric Demand Charges - Farm Energy Management Technical Report # FEM-19-01 (April 2019)
Case Study: SDEM Swine Farm Demand Energy Monitoring (December 2020)
Case Study: BFEM Swine Farm Demand Energy Monitoring (April 2021)
Farm Energy Fact Sheets:
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)
Forage as Vegetative Cover for Utility-Scale Solar in Ohio (CDFS-4106) NEW - 6/24/2021
SOLAR LEASING GUIDES
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.