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Advancing Agricultural Energy Technologies

Clean energy technologies and practices represent major cost savings opportunities for farms. Because farmers are often focused on reducing operating expenses, they are not always aware of the energy technologies and practices that have been developed specifically to address the needs of the agriculture sector. NYSERDA is committed to developing strategies to help address this barrier and to help farmers maintain profitability and long-term viability.

The Advanced Agricultural Energy Technologies program is designed to demonstrate and validate emerging clean energy technologies and practices that can provide benefits to farms, including process efficiency improvements, reduced operating costs, and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions. The data generated by the demonstrations and through validations will be used to develop technical and economic information designed specifically to assist farmers in making sound decisions about investing in emerging clean energy technologies and processes.

There is a total of $3 million available through this program. NYSERDA will award one or more contracts, as appropriate.

Who Can Apply?

Eligible participants include project developers, equipment manufacturers and vendors, animal and/or crop production farm owners, trade and professional organizations, utilities, and universities and other academic institutions.

To be considered, technologies and practices must be considered “emerging.” Emerging is defined as being commercially-available, having minimal market penetration on animal- and crop-production farms in New York State, able to provide cost-effective electric energy efficiency improvements compared to current conditions, and replicable at farms throughout the New York State. Eligible clean energy technologies and practices include, but are not limited to: hardware, software, process alterations, and new operating strategies.

How to Apply

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Questions? Send an email to or call (518) 862-1090, extension 3422.