Conservation Training

Off-grid Solar Power Production on Farms

March 23, 2023

9:50 am – 4:00 pm
Location: West Olive, MI

A workshop sponsored by MSU Extension will guide farmers through the process of determining if on-farm solar power production is feasible for their operation. Topics that will be covered include basic components of a solar power system, how to size a solar project for your farm, estimating the cost of a solar system for your farm, utilizing land under the solar array for more than power production, funding your solar project, and choosing a solar installer. Note that there are no topics addressing selling electricity to the grid. This workshop focuses exclusively on using solar energy to create electricity for on-farm consumption.

The workshop will be held at the Ottawa County Fillmore Complex Conference Room (12220 Fillmore Street, West Olive, MI 49460) on Thursday, March 23. The workshop begins at 9:50 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m. Registration is required but there is no registration fee.