Following the success of the "Practical On-farm Renewable Energy" event last February, a similar event will be held at CAFRE's Enniskillen campus on Wednesday, February 13 2013, writes Nigel Moore, Senior Renewable Energy Technologist, CAFRE.

Organised by DARD with the assistance of AFBI, Hillsborough and the UFU, the event aims to provide practical information for farmers and the rural sector about the various renewable energy options available for their businesses.

There will again be a series of seminars throughout the day on each of the main renewable energy technologies; wind power, solar PV, anaerobic digestion, solar hot water, micro-hydro and heat from biomass with input from farmers who have personally adopted these technologies.

A second series of seminars will deal with many of the issues facing those considering a green energy source. Topics covered will include the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), grid connection, planning, NI Renewable Obligation Certificates (NIROC's), business planning and taxation, as well as finance and funding options. In addition there will be a Trade Exhibition and the opportunity to see the biomass boiler installation at Enniskillen campus. The event will run from 1.00pm until 10.00pm. For further details contact Connor Maguire at 028 6634 4853 or Chris Johnston AFBI, Gareth Gormley, Eric Long, David Trimble and Connor Maguire CAFRE, at the launch of the Practical On Farm Renewable Energy Event, which will be held at Enniskillen Campus on 13 February 2013 at 1pm.