Rural Energy for America Program grant will help install renewable energy sources

December 12, 2019
In The News

Congressman Fred Keller (PA-12), announced the United States Department of Agriculture has approved a Rural Energy for America Program Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency grant of $32,422 for Irion Lumber Company in Wellsboro to purchase and install a ground mounted solar array. 

Seldom Rest Farms located, north of Myerstown, Pa., received a Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) grant to add a ground mounted solar array to supplement their electrical needs. Source: USDA Photo by Lance Cheung

The project will grow current energy output at the facility and save $9,365 per year. Irion Lumber Co. contributed $97,268 to the project.

“This grant will go a long way toward helping Irion Lumber increase its renewable energy output and save money, while being self-sufficient,”  Keller said. “I am glad to see USDA award the grant money and help the agriculture industry in Pennsylvania’s 12th Congressional District.”