Alternative Energy Greenhouse

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 2001: $12,632.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2001
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $46,950.00
Region: Northeast
State: New York
Project Leader:


  • Animals: fish


  • Education and Training: on-farm/ranch research
  • Farm Business Management: new enterprise development
  • Production Systems: holistic management
  • Soil Management: organic matter
  • Sustainable Communities: new business opportunities, sustainability measures, quality of life

    Proposal summary:

    Greenhouses are expensive to heat, and the farmer will use wind, solar, biomass/water, and hydrogen fuels to grow organic greens and raise fish year round. The project includes monitoring energy use in the context of inside and outside air temperatures and tracking the results of fish and plant production.

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