Hybrid Solar Microgrid Saves Paiute Tribe $700,000 Annually

Hybrid Solar Microgrid Saves Paiute Tribe $700,000 Annually

A 252 kW off-grid concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) solar hybrid system with energy storage has been activated on the tribal lands of the Moapa Band of Paiutes in Nevada. A USDA Rural Utilities Service (RUS) grant funded the construction of the off-grid system that includes nine … Read more…

USDA Loans $250M to Rural Utilities for Energy Efficiency Programs

USDA Loans $250M to Rural Utilities for Energy Efficiency Programs

The US Department of Agriculture created an Energy Efficiency and Conservation Loan Program, the final rule of which was published in the Federal Register. This new program, under the purview of USDA’s Rural Utilities Service (RUS), provides an initial $250 million per year in federal … Read more…

Groups Urge Farm Energy Bill Support

Groups Urge Farm Energy Bill Support

More than 100 national, state and regional organizations, have written to members of the US Congress urging them to support a Farm Bill with mandatory funding for renewable energy and energy efficiency programs. The letter was sent to House and Senate Agriculture Committees and was organized … Read more…

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