Pa. Agencies Expand Renewable Energy Commitment

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A group of Pennsylvania agencies has expanded a commitment to renewable energy by investing $4.2 million in grants and loans for 10 projects in six counties.

The Alternative and Clean Energy program and the Renewable Energy program provide financial assistance in the form of grant and loan funds for alternative, clean and renewable energy projects in the commonwealth. The programs are administered jointly by the Department of Community and Economic Development and the Department of Environmental Protection, under the direction of the Commonwealth Financing Authority.Â

The renewable energy grants include those for wind power. For example, Service Team Inc. will receive a $150,000 Renewable Energy program grant for the purchase and installation of two 100 kW wind turbines at the Country Junction general store, located in Carbon County, Pa. The agencies explain the wind turbines will produce a total of 378.5 MWh per year, offsetting 78% of the store's electricity usage.

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