California receives more than $7.6 million from USDA for rural business energy efficiency projects

The USDA is investing a total of $237 million throughout the US to help farmers, Ag producers and rural businesses lower energy costs. More $7.6 million of that is coming to California for 12 different projects. The funding is provided through the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP).

Recipients can use REAP funding for energy audits and to install renewable energy systems such as biomass, geothermal, hydropower and solar. The funding can also be used to increase energy efficiency by making improvements to heating, ventilation and cooling systems; insulation; and lighting and refrigeration.

The California recipients are:

RP Napa Solar 1 LLC – $4,500,000 for a solar power generation facility

IP Malbec LLC – $1,900,000 for a solar power generation facility

Alamo Farms – $250,000 to install a solar array system

David Santos Farming – $239,950 to install a solar array system

Dr. Halley Moore Enterprises, Inc. – $12,424 to install a solar array system

Five H Dairy Biogas LLC – $237,050 to create biofuel with an anaerobic digester

Inpipe Energy Development, LLC – $98,750 to install a hydroelectric system

Lohgarh, Inc. – $81,445 to install a solar array system

Loma Linda Vineyards, LLC – $25,410 to install a solar array system

Loma Seca, LLC – $20,000 to install a solar array system

Roplast Industries, Inc. – $198,375 to install a solar array system

Samra & Sons, Inc. – $125,419 to install a solar array system

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