USDA sends Pennsylvania $5M for solar projects

(The Center Square) — Federal largesse for solar power will continue in 2024 as $5 million will soon expand the number of panels in a dozen Pennsylvania counties.

On Monday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a $5.2 million investment in Pennsylvania green energy to boost 34 projects. The money comes after $23 million was awarded last year through the department’s Rural Energy for America Program.

The money comes from the Inflation Reduction Act. “The Biden Administration and USDA are ensuring farmers and small businesses are not only a part of the clean energy economy, but directly benefiting from it,” USDA State Director for Rural Development Bob Morgan said in a press release. “We have seen a great impact from this Administration’s focus on clean energy projects here in Pennsylvania. We expect this effort to continue in 2024.”

Most of the projects focus on solar panel installation, but a few
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