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Information on renewable and alternative energy use and efficiency, including biogas production, biomass heating, farm energy efficiency and converting waste to energy. Tips on running diesel engine, green buildings and using wood stoves efficiently.
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Solar and Credit Trends in the Keystone State
Solar and Credit Trends in the Keystone State - News News
What is ahead for Pennsylvania’s Changing Electrical Generation Landscape More
Online Tool Now Available for Heating Cost Analysis
Online Tool Now Available for Heating Cost Analysis - News News
Calculate equivalent energy prices for different heating fuels More
Use this spreadsheet tool to calculate energy costs
Online Energy Selector Tool - Tools and Apps Tools and Apps

Online Energy Selector Tool

Daniel Ciolkosz, P.E., Azadwinder Chahal

Calculate Equivalent Energy Costs for Various Heating Fuels More
Top 10 Ways Field Crop Farms can Save Energy
Top 10 Ways Field Crop Farms can Save Energy - Articles Articles
Farm Energy Efficiency Tips for Field Production including tractors and implements. More
Farm Energy Day: Solar Power and Biomass Thermal
Farm Energy Day: Solar Power and Biomass Thermal - Workshops Workshops
This workshop will discuss renewable energy solutions available to farmers and landowners with a particular focus on solar and biomass technologies. More
Average PA Natural Gas Prices for Residential Customers (EIA)
Biomass Heat in the Natural Gas Era - News News
Is wood heat still a good value? More
Applied Biogas Technology: Converting Organic Waste to Energy
Applied Biogas Technology: Converting Organic Waste to Energy - Online Courses Online Courses
$69.00
Biogas is renewable natural gas produced from organic waste. This course explains how biogas is produced, the equipment needed, and how to estimate yield. More
An air-to-air heat exchanger keeps indoor air fresh without wasting heat
High Performance Homes - Proven and Effective - News News
Part 2 in the Penn State Extension renewable and alternative energy series on high performance homes. More
Improve Energy Efficiency in Greenhouses
Improve Energy Efficiency in Greenhouses - Videos Videos
In this video, learn the top 10 things greenhouse growers can do to improve energy efficiency and save money. More
Conversion Factors for English and SI (Metric) Units
Conversion Factors for English and SI (Metric) Units - Articles Articles
This article is intended to serve as a reference for converting many different types of measurements quickly and accurately from one system of units to another. More
Pennsylvania Farm Energy Efficiency
Pennsylvania Farm Energy Efficiency - Articles Articles

Pennsylvania Farm Energy Efficiency

乐动体育注册 Daniel Ciolkosz, P.E.

Penn State’s Farm Energy Efficiency program is a statewide initiative of Penn State Extension and part of Extension’s Renewable and Alternative Energy program. More
Photo: Tara Baugher
Fuel Consumption Spreadsheet - Tools and Apps Tools and Apps

Fuel Consumption Spreadsheet

乐动体育注册 Tara Baugher, Alex Leslie

Spreadsheet for comparing fuel consumption based on row spacings and equipment size. More
Roof vents should close snugly with no cracks or openings.
Things a Greenhouse Grower Can Do To Improve Energy Efficiency - Articles Articles
Operating a commercial greenhouse is one of the most rewarding ways to make a living, but it is not an automatic or easy task. More
How a Dairy Farmer Can Improve Energy Efficiency
How a Dairy Farmer Can Improve Energy Efficiency - Articles Articles

How a Dairy Farmer Can Improve Energy Efficiency

乐动体育注册 Daniel Ciolkosz, P.E.

Are you looking for ways to cut your energy bill and stay competitive? If you're a dairy farmer, efficient energy use is critical to keeping your farm competitive in today's environment. More
Real-time Pricing for Electricity
Real-time Pricing for Electricity - Articles Articles
Real-time pricing for electricity- why it matters, how and when prices vary, purchasing when prices are low, and knowing prices and controlling load. More
Solar PV Electric Systems: Is There a Good Fit for Me?
Solar PV Electric Systems: Is There a Good Fit for Me? - Articles Articles
What are photo voltaic (PV) electric solar systems, the differences between roof-mounted and ground-mounted arrays, and how to determine which size is best for you. More
The Origins and Meaning of Net Metering
The Origins and Meaning of Net Metering - Articles Articles
The legal mandate that led to widespread deployment of net metering in Pennsylvania, has had as profound an effect on renewable electricity today. More
Make Your Transportation Habits More Renewable
Make Your Transportation Habits More Renewable - Articles Articles
Tips for Pennsylvanians wanting to go renewable. More
High Efficiency Lighting for the Farm - Part 2
High Efficiency Lighting for the Farm - Part 2 - Articles Articles

High Efficiency Lighting for the Farm - Part 2

乐动体育注册 Daniel Ciolkosz, P.E.

Upgrade options and common pitfalls for farm lighting. More
High Efficiency Lighting for the Farm: Part 1 - Light Sources
High Efficiency Lighting for the Farm: Part 1 - Light Sources - Articles Articles
Discussion on choosing the best light source for you by reviewing typical lamp types and performance. More
Energy Efficient Lighting for Farms
Energy Efficient Lighting for Farms - Articles Articles
Follow these tips to help make sure that your new lighting system is truly efficient. More
Using Your Wood Stove Efficiently and Effectively
Using Your Wood Stove Efficiently and Effectively - Articles Articles
Wood Stove Efficiency: Using a high-efficiency stove, using dry wood, keeping the fire hot, and not starving the fire. More
Sustainability in America - Waste To Energy
Sustainability in America - Waste To Energy - Articles Articles
There are many untapped potential waste streams in our state that are valuable resources for energy. More
Energy Savings for Farmers and Landowners
Energy Savings for Farmers and Landowners - Articles Articles
The Farm Energy Efficiency program is a statewide initiative of the Penn State Extension and part of Extension’s Renewable and Alternative Energy program portfolio. More
Green buildings, such as the Stuckeman Family Building at Penn State, are designed to use less energy and have fewer impacts on the ecosystem
Green Buildings and Bioenergy - Articles Articles

Green Buildings and Bioenergy

Daniel Ciolkosz, P.E., Michael Jacobson, Ph.D.

What are Green buildings and bioenergy; and how can bioenergy can work in green buildings. More
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