A Solar Energy Forum: Solar Power for Farm for Business!
The cost required to use traditional power for an agri-business of any size takes its toll on operating budgets, which cut into already tight margins. Using a Solar PV System to power segments of your agricultural production can provide you the benefits that green businesses are meant to provide.
The Solar energy industry has made some great advancement over the last few years. If your business is crop production, organic farming, livestock, or commercial/industrial manufacturing, all AG producers and businesses are encouraged to attend the July 13th Solar Forum.
The Solar Energy Forum keynote speaker is Tim Wilhelm, from Kankakee Community College. Other panelist participants are Kenneth Zebarah of Harvest Energy Solutions, Chad Martin, Purdue University’s Renewable Energy Extension Specialist, Matt Walsh of Indiana Farm Bureau, and Melissa Christansen from the USDA – REAP representative. These participants will provide a “Solar Overview” of the advancements and opportunities for solar power in agriculture. Grants for solar energy use can make this technology very affordable for your farm or agri-enterprise. Grant information, financing, and return on investment will all be discussed at this Solar Energy Forum.
About the panelists
Keynote speaker; Tim Wilhelm is coordinator of the Electrical Technology Program at KCC and teaches courses including the National Electrical Code, Solar-Thermal Technology, Small-Wind Technology, and Solar-Photovoltaic Technology.
Melissa Christiansen is a Business Programs Specialist for the United States Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development Mission Area. Melissa connects rural entrepreneurs and agricultural producers to the financial and technical resources they need to expand, diversity, or otherwise enhance their operation. Melissa has a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics from Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN. She has been assisting rural communities and individuals through USDA Rural Development for over 30 years and has been involved with the Rural Energy for America Program since 2009.
Kenneth Zebarah will be representing Harvest Energy Solutions and has over 300 solar installations, a Bachelors Degree in Mathematics, Physics Minor, associates in Business Management.
Chad Martin – Renewable Energy Extension Specialist at Purdue University focuses his efforts in the area of on-farm energy efficiency, biomass energy resources, and wind energy. He works with producers, small businesses, Purdue faculty and Extention educators, and Federal and State government agencies to deliver programs.
Power Solutions Plus provides sales and service of backup, stand-by power generators and as a Harvest Energy Solutions dealer, we provide comprehensive, professionally engineered, investment sound solar PV (photovoltaic) system arrays. We can provide you’re farm or organization with shorter ROI, maintenance free solar system and lower operational costs with renewable energy.
The Educational Solar Forum will be held on July 13th, 2016 1:00 – 4:00 pm at the Farmhouse Restaurant located at
754 N 600 East Rd.
Ph. 219-394-2697 Fair Oaks, IN 47943
For more information you can contact;
Power Solutions Plus
8268 E 7000S Rd
St. Anne, IL 60964