UDel Extension to hold Agricultural Solar Workshop

The University of Delaware in cooperation with the Delaware Department of Agriculture invites the agricultural community to a Delaware Agricultural Solar Workshop on Wednesday Feb.29, 2012 at the Carvel Research and Education Center, 16483 County Seat Highway, (Route 9) in Georgetown. Two identical sessions will be offered, the first, from 2 to 4 p.m. and the second, repeated from 6 to 8 p.m.

The program will highlight findings from a 2011 DDA study and report titled SOLAR TECHNOLOGY GUIDE & RESOURCES V 1.10. Workshop participants were involved with this study and will be presenting up-to-date information about solar technology. Topics will include facts about the current solar regulatory environment, financial incentives, site evaluations, technology & financing options. The program will conclude with a panel of two poultry growers explaining their operations and their experiences with solar followed by a question and answer period.

To register, please email Karen Adams or call Karen at 302-856-2585 ext.540 Seating is limited and will be on a first call basis. There is no cost for attending.

UPDATE: Agenda



2:00 p.m. Welcome – Cory Whaley ag agent, Sussex County

Opening Remarks – Ed Kee, Delaware Secretary of Agriculture

2:10 p.m. Introduction of Speakers – Bill Brown, state poultry Extension agent

Solar Technology Basics – Dr. Jim Glancey, UD

2:30 Overview of Solar Technology in Delaware – Brian White

Feasibility Considerations – Barry Yerger

Determining if Solar is Right for Your Operation- Brian Yerger,
Dale Davis

3:15 Experiences with Solar (Grower Panel) – Robbie Isaacs,
Dan Heller

3:35 Questions & Answers

Session One 2 – 4 p.m.

Session Two 6 – 8 p.m.


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