|SALEM VETERINARY CLINIC USES SOLAR ENERGY FOR HEATING CLINIC|
|, Dec 09, 2011
Salem Veterinary Clinic in Salem, SD wanted to install a solar panel powered in floor hot water heating system in their recently remodeled clinic and office/retail area of the business with the intent to greatly reduce their energy costs in the business.
In previous years the Salem Vet Clinic was using approximately 159MM BTU’s per year. With the installation of the solar panels, the projected outcome of renewable energy is 90MM BTU’s per year.
USDA Rural Development’s REAP grant awarded to the Salem Veterinary Clinic provides a great example of how these funds are being allocated to make small business projects possible in Rural America. Since the goal of this type of funding is for Rural America to become more energy independent, this renewable energy project will contribute to that goal.