Agriculture

NYSERDA offers financial assistance to identify electric and natural gas energy efficiency measures for eligible farms and on-farm producers, including but not limited to: dairies, orchards, greenhouses, vegetables, vineyards, grain dryers, and poultry/egg. Farms must be customers of a New York State investor-owned utility and contribute to the System Benefits Charge (SBC). Please check your farm’s current utility bills.

Farms can request an energy audit through the Agriculture Energy Audit Program. NYSERDA will assign a Flexible Technical Assistance (FlexTech) Consultant to perform an energy audit.

Call 1-800-732-1399 or send an email to aeep@nyserda.ny.gov for more information.

Renewable Energy in Agriculture

Photograph of man walking towards solar panels on his farm in Schoharie, NY
Man walking towards solar panels on his
farm in Schoharie, NY
  • Solar Electric System
    Funding is available to install solar electric system on farms.
  • Small Wind Turbine Program
    Funding is available to install on-site wind turbines.
  • New Construction Program
    Technical and financial support is available to commercial and industrial building owners who are planning the construction of new and substantially renovated buildings.

Other NYSERDA Agriculture Projects

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Combined Heat and Power Program

Promotes installation of clean, efficient, and commercially available combined heat and power (CHP) systems and support systems of all sizes with pre-approved vendors and a catalog of system options.

NY Prize

NY Prize is a first-in-the-nation $40 million competition designed to engage communities in creating microgrids and other local energy networks that can function separately from the utility grid.