This page provides a variety of resource links for those interested in researching more about the region where we are located or those looking for additional sources of information. We will update this page periodically. See our legal disclaimer at the bottom of this page.
The links provided on this page are divided into the following categories:
NEW YORK STATE RESOURCES
For those living in the Cortland area and others located in New York State, these are additional local and state resources for renewable energy and energy efficiency guidance or assistance (educational information, workshops and seminars, funding sources, etc.).
This website provides an overview of energy workshops held by Cooperative Extension agencies across the state. It allows you to search by county:
New York State Energy Research & Development Authority website has a variety of tips for becoming more energy efficient in New York State. They also have some financial incentive programs to help farmers, businesses, and home owners with the purchase of renewable energy equipment (however, currently NONE support off-grid facilities - hopefully, this will change soon):
A private company offers wind speed and statistical information on this website. Simply enter your location address and it provides an overview of wind resources at your site (again, your best bet is to test speeds at your own location, as we have found these kinds of overview websites are just that - overviews and generalities - the information is not necessarily a good indicator of the conditions at your particular site):
The water and radon mitigation product that we used (Form-A-Drain) is now available at numerous companies across central and upstate New York. Go to the manufacturer's website to get a complete list of distributors in central New York:
Unlike when we first searched for this product, the water and damp-proofing membrane that we used (Delta MS) is now available through Lowe's stores in New York by special order. To find other distributors, visit the manufacturer's website:
Mail order sometimes is the most convenient way to purchase items. Sometimes it's the only way to obtain an item. In either case, here are some catalog websites we've come across that appear to offer some interesting renewable energy, energy efficiency, or other related products (listed in no particular order):
Legal Disclaimer: None of the links provided in this website, including on this page, are endorsed by our farm. The links are being provided as a courtesy only. We are not validating the legitimacy or accuracy of links or their contents. We assume no liability for the information found under links or websites mentioned anywhere in our website. In other words, peruse our website information and these links at your own risk.