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USDA invests $194,403 in Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) grants in Delaware

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DOVER – The Trump administration today announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $194,403 in Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) Grant Funds to help small businesses purchase renewable energy systems in rural Delaware.

“Investing in renewable energy for rural small businesses helps keep their doors open and their venture profitable.” said State Director Denise Lovelady in a statement. “Additionally, lowering business costs helps them improve their bottom line and create jobs. Under the leadership of President Trump and Agriculture Secretary Perdue, USDA has been working tirelessly to be a strong partner to rural Delaware in building stronger and healthier communities, because we know when rural America thrives, all of America thrives.”

Coastal Car Wash LLC is an express car wash facility that will use a $20,000 REAP Grant for the purchase of a 61kilowatt solar array to construct a renewable energy system. This project will realize $5,562 in savings annually and replace 69,525 kilowatt hours, 46% of their annual usage.

Beach Babies Child Care Inc. is a licensed child-care facility that will use a $20,000 REAP Grant for purchasing a 65 kilowatt solar array to build a renewable energy system. This project will realize $11,063 in savings annually and replace 85,766 kilowatt hours, 99% of their annual usage..

Lazy Boy Farm Inc. is primarily a potato crop farm, with partial wheat, corn, and soybean crop rotations. The farm will use a $15,200 REAP Grant for purchasing a 28 kilowatt solar array to construct a renewable energy system. This project will realize $3,331 in savings annually and replace 37,012 kilowatt hours, 100% of their annual usage.

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