The Farm Power project

The project aims to bring about a step-change in the uptake of sustainable farm-based energy across the UK.

Project aims

  • Help farmers to fulfil their potential as significant players in energy production
  • Demonstrate the financial value of small and medium-scale energy systems
  • Show that producing food and energy can make your business more secure
  • Help revitalise struggling rural communities and support job creation

Read the Farm Power vision (PDF)

Take part in our survey on grid connection experiences

Who’s involved

Farm Power was founded by Forum for the Future, Farmers Weekly and Nottingham Trent University, and is guided by a steering committee made up of National Grid, United Utilities, NFU, Business in the Community, The Farm Energy Project, Lely, Thompson Farms, Lightsource Renewable Energy, Endurance Wind Power, and additionally funded by The Ashden Trust and the Esmeé Fairburn Foundation.

The sponsors

Endurance Wind Power is a proud supporter of the Farm Power project. Our small scale wind turbines are designed to farm the wind and are the choice of over 600-plus farmers, land owners and community groups in the UK.

Collectively they are making a difference. Endurance is proud to support Farm Power to highlight what wind can do for you.

Renewable energy generation can provide a lifeline for many famers to help sustain and grow their existing businesses – providing stability at a time of great financial uncertainty.

Through its work with landowners and farmers across the UK, Lightsource Renewable Energy has seen first-hand the many benefits that solar energy can bring to rural communities.

Farm Power features

Renewable energy survey results

Green energy opportunity offers earnings and security

Weigh up the renewables options for your farm 

Community energy is the future

How to get a fair deal for green grid connection

Why farm-based renewables must adapt to a tougher future 

Energy support cuts: Farmers reveal dilemma over tariff losses

Case studies

Endurance case studies:

Dave Morgan – Pockthorpe Farm

David Plummer – Shirebrook Academy

Emyr Davies – Triol Bach

Jonathan Sharp – Tewitt Hall Farm

Mark Gale – Melton Meat

Lightsource case studies:




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