Renewable energy options can have many benefits for a farm business. Aside from a diversification enterprise from which the energy created can be used on farm to reduce electricity and heating bills, with any excess sold to generate an additional income. Additionally, the use of renewables can help to reduce the overall farm greenhouse gas emissions, or carbon footprint.
There are a number of options available and each offer opportunities to utilise natural resources within the farm – from slurry to woodlands, and wind to rivers.
The Farming For a Better Climate website has more information about renewable energy, including how some of their Climate Change Focus Farm host farmers have benefitted from investing in renewable technology and Practical Guides for guidance for each of the technology options.
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