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USDA Rural Development Grant Promotes Renewable Energy in Jackson County
EAST LANSING, Sept. 8, 2011 U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Rural Development State Director for Michigan James J. Turner today announced a $5,950 grant for Lindale Farms LLC to develop renewable energy in Jackson County.
The funding was made available through the Renewable Energy for America Program. REAP helps farmers, ranchers and rural small businesses develop renewable energy systems and make energy-efficiency improvements in their operations.
The funds will help install a 4.3 kilowatt photovoltaic solar generating system to produce electricity that will be sold directly to Consumers Energy. It is estimated that the new system will produce 4,952 kWh annually. Total project cost is $23,800.
USDA, through its Rural Development mission area, administers and manages housing, business and community infrastructure and facility programs through a national network of state and local offices. These programs are designed to improve the economic stability of rural communities, businesses, residents, farmers and ranchers and improve the quality of life in rural America. Rural Development has an existing portfolio of more than $150 billion in loans and loan guarantees. Visit http://www.rurdev.usda.gov for additional information about the agencys programs or to locate the USDA Rural Development office nearest you.
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