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This Field Day event is part of PASA's Farm-Based Education (FBE) programming, an annual series of educational workshops that facilitate opportunities for farmers to learn from other farmers.

Renewable Energy on the Farm: Micro-Hydro as a Reliable, Low-Cost Energy Solution

PASA's Farm-Based Education Program

Thursday, June 6, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Bedford, PA

Renewable Energy on the Farm: Micro-Hydro as a...

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Presented in partnership with 
Saint Francis University's Renewable Energy Center


While large scale hydroelectric power stations are common in Pennsylvania and PA geography lends itself to the potential for hydro power in many locations, few micro-hydro systems are currently in use. For farms and residents along waterways with enough elevation change and flow ("resource"), a hydro system can be a reliable, low-cost energy solution.  These micro-sized systems can provide anywhere from 1 to 100 kW of power.   

This Field Day is geared toward helping agricultural producers, landowners and small businesses determine if a small hydro electric generating project may be feasible for their operations. Attendees will learn about the resource, technology, pros/cons and financial aspects of micro-hydro. We will then delve deeper into site assessment, sizing, equipment, installation, choosing an installer, environmental considerations, permitting and safety.  Both lecture and hands-on sessions will be built into the day's event.      

Funding for this project has been provided in part by the USDA Rural Energy for America Program (REAP), the PA Department of Environmental Protection and the Southern Alleghenies Planning and Development Commission
 
About the Venue & Presenter. 

Whispering Creek is corporate retreat center that produces twice the energy it needs through energy efficiency, a geothermal heat pump, a vertical axis wind turbine, a solar array and biodiesel. The center has done a feasibility study for a micro-hydro project (no project implemented as yet), which we will explore as part of our workshop sessions. Presenter Rob Honders is a retired electronics engineer, educator, businessman and builder of micro hydro installations. 

**NOTE ON VENUE LOCATION: 
GPS and Google maps inacurately locate this address. Registrants, please be sure to check your registration confirmation email for detailed driving directions.
Have questions about Renewable Energy on the Farm: Micro-Hydro as a Reliable, Low-Cost Energy Solution? Contact PASA's Farm-Based Education Program

When & Where


Whispering Creek Retreat
1147 Oppenheimer Road
Bedford, PA 15222

Thursday, June 6, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM


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The goal of PASA’s Farm-Based Education (FBE) programming is to empower farmers to implement farming practices that improve farm profitability and reduce the farm’s adverse environmental impacts while producing safe and healthy food for the community. FBE events strive to offer delicious, local meals and provide ample farmer-to-farmer networking opportunities.

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