Geothermal Funding for Farmers

Government Funding for Farm Geothermal Installations

Growing Forward Geothermal Funding

Funding is now available for farmers to convert heating and cooling systems for their production facilities to geothermal. The Government funding initiative is intended to lower greenhouse gas emissions from agricultural operations.

Up to 35% of your new geothermal system cost can be funded for approved projects. The maximum available funding for any project is $100,000.

You can download the guide book for Cost-Share Funding by clicking here. The geothermal program is on page 33 of the guide book.

Producers can also find more information on the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA) website.

Upgrading your facility's heating and cooling system to geothermal does more than reducing greenhouse gases. You'll also see an improvement in your bottom line with significantly lower energy costs.

The Hayter Group is one of Ontario's leading geothermal installers. We'll equip you with industry leading equipment from WaterFurnace. We've installed geothermal systems on rural properties across South-Western Ontario. The Hayter Group is a diversified company that is in it for the long haul, we back up our products with superior service.

The Hayter Group, Geothermal Pioneers

In 2006, The Hayter Group was approached by a Lambton County, Ontario chicken farm looking to double the size of their operation. They were operating a 32,000 square foot barn that was heated by a radiant in-floor system and natural gas fired boilers.

The Hayter Group suggested a solution that had never been tried before. It made economic sense to use a geothermal system to heat the new barn. The system would require a larger up front investment, that would pay off over time in energy savings.

In 2007, the farm owner received the Innovative Farmer of the Year Award. The operation also received The Premier’s Award of Agri-Food Excellence. You can read more about this pioneering installation on our blog.

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