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September 21, 2005

USDA Awards $21 Million for Efficiency and Renewable Energy

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) awarded $21 million in grants on September 14th to 150 energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. The projects, located in 32 states, include a large number of wind energy projects, as well as projects relating to energy efficiency and solar, biomass, and geothermal energy.

For example, Wasatch Wind, LLC will receive $500,000 to build a 1.5-megawatt wind turbine in Spanish Fork Canyon, Utah, the first of 10 towers planned for the site. Synthetic Energy, Inc., of Ketchum, Idaho, will use its grant of $199,863 to purchase wind turbines to power a commercial hydrogen generator. See the USDA press release and the full list of recipients (PDF 22 KB). Download Adobe Reader.