Monday, September 03, 2012

USDA funds boost renewable energy production

Monday, September 03, 2012
The US Department of agriculture (USDA) on August 14 announced that 106 projects in 29 States, Guam and Puerto Rico were selected for funding for the production of renewable energy and energy efficiency. Funding comes through the USDA rural energy for America program (REAP).

An example of a selected project is in Washington County, Iowa, where a recipient a guaranteed loan given to construct a 50 kW (kilowatt) wind turbine on his farm. The turbine is expected to generate about 103.200 kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity per year - enough to meet the annual requirements of the nine homes. WTE Dallmann LLC in Calumet, Wisconsin, is to help another recipient of a grant REAP, to finance the installation of an anaerobic digester that generates more than 4.80 million kWh of electricity - power for 420 houses per year. The electricity will be sold to the local utility. See the press release of the USDA and the full list of projects.

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