USDA sends $6M to Pennsylvania for solar projects

(The Center Square) — On the heels of a massive solar investment from the Department of Energy, the U.S. Department of Agriculture will send almost $6 million to fund 31 renewable energy projects across Pennsylvania.

“These projects will lower energy costs, generate new income and create jobs for Pennsylvanian’s farmers, agricultural producers and rural small businesses,” USDA State Director for Rural Development Bob Morgan said.

A dozen counties will host the projects, about half of them in Lancaster (10) and Bradford (6) Counties.

The money follows a $90 million solar investment on former mining land in Clearfield County that’s expected to generate enough power for 70,000 homes — the state’s largest project to date.

The biggest awards from the USDA grants, $1 million each, will go to a pallet company in Snyder County and a biotech company in York County. Remmey – The Pallet Company will install a 1.5 megawatt solar system, while
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