Rural Energy for America Program - Energy Audit and Renewable Energy Development Assistance Grant Program - Technology
Eligible technologies for which Renewal Energy Development Assistance can be provided:
- Biomass, bio-energy: produces fuel (e.g., biodiesel, ethanol), thermal energy, or electric power from a biomass source (crops, trees, wood, plants, their residues and fats, oils, and greases, and other biodegradable waste material)
- Biomass, anaerobic digesters: produces thermal energy or electric power via anaerobic digestion using animal waste & other organic substrates
- Geothermal, electric generation: electric power from the thermal potential of a geothermal source
- Geothermal, direct use: produces thermal energy directly from a geothermal source
- Hydrogen: renewable energy systems using hydrogen as an energy transport medium
- Solar, small: electric projects with rated power ≤ 10 kW; thermal projects with rated storage ≤ 240 gallons
- Solar, large: electric projects with rated power >10 kW; thermal projects with rated storage >240 gallons
- Wind, small: systems with a ≤ 100 kW-rated wind turbine & with a generator hub height of ≤ 120 feet
- Wind, large: systems with a >100 kW-rated wind turbine
- Hydroelectric: electric power from small hydro projects of 30 MW or less
- Ocean: energy generation from tidal, wave, current, and thermal sources – but not for R&D technologies
- Flexible fuel pump: a retail pump that combines and dispenses a blended liquid transportation fuel or dispenses a blended liquid transportation fuel.
Energy Audits should identify energy efficiency improvements to a facility, building or process that reduce energy consumption or promote energy savings measures to rural small businesses or agricultural operations.