A clean, abundant, reliable and affordable source of energy is essential to any business, including agriculture. Renewable energy is a never-ending supply of energy through sources like wind and sun. As stewards of our environment, farmers can reinforce their pledge to sustainable agriculture by using renewable energy and help reduce pollution, global warming, and our dependence on imported fuels. Installation of energy efficient equipment, adoption of energy-saving practices and renewable energy generation is a viable option for New Jersey farmers seeking to reduce their operating costs.
Construction permits, farmland assessment implications, and municipal zoning laws must be considered prior to the installation of wind turbines and other structures.
For additional information, call the Division of Agricultural and Natural Resources at (609) 292-5532.