On-Farm Solar Webinar Series

Project Type: Professional Development Program
Funds awarded in 2020: $72,152.00
Projected End Date: 10/31/2023
Grant Recipient: University of Maryland
Region: Northeast
State: Maryland
Project Leader:
Dr. Drew Schiavone
University of Maryland
Are you interested in installing solar photovoltaics (PV) on your farm? If so, you'll want to watch this free webinar series, designed to help farmers, landowners, and agricultural service providers address some of the opportunities and challenges associated with on-farm solar PV. The information and resources provided here can help you to sustainably implement solar PV on your farm. Maryland is one of the fastest-growing solar energy producers in the country due to increasing energy costs, decreasing cost of solar technology, and the state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard requiring 14.5% of the state’s electricity to be generated from solar energy by 2030. For these reasons and more, farmers and landowners across the state are considering small-scale installations to support their operations and/or leasing their land for large-scale solar installations.
Drew Schiavone, University of Maryland Extension
Target audiences:
Farmers/Ranchers; Educators
Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.