Partnership with Rural Americans for Clean Energy and Job Creation: Biden-Harris Administration’s Investing in America Agenda

USDA REAP Awards – Supporting Renewable Energy

USDA REAP Awards – Supporting Renewable Energy

Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) Success Stories

Darlington County – Windham Family Farms

Windham Family Farms in Darlington County received a $56,033 grant to purchase and install a new GSI 1126 grain dryer. This project will result in $21,501 in annual savings and replace 326,696 kilowatt hours (kWh) per year, equivalent to powering 31 homes.

Aiken County – Rani Partners LLC

Rani Partners LLC, based in Aiken County, utilized a $124,413 grant to acquire and set up a 101.3-kilowatt (kW) DC roof-mounted solar PV array. This initiative at the Quality Inn & Suites in Aiken, South Carolina, is expected to save $19,011 annually and replace 136,191 kWh per year, enough to power 13 homes.

Lexington County – Oswald Wholesale Lumber, Inc.

Oswald Wholesale Lumber, Inc. in Lexington County secured $395,232 in grant funding to install a 241.57-kilowatt (kW) DC roof-mount PV solar array. This project will generate $47,500 in annual savings and replace 337,113 kWh per year, sufficient to power 32 homes.

Chesterfield County – Bobby Marshall Norris Jr.

Bobby Marshall Norris Jr., a row crop farming operation in Chesterfield County, received a $39,966 grant for a new GSI 1116 grain dryer. This will lead to $11,006 in yearly savings and save 108,253 kWh per year, equivalent to powering 10 homes.

USDA REAP Impact Across the Nation

REAP Awards Distribution

The USDA is extending its REAP awards to various states including Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, and many more, supporting renewable energy initiatives.

Overall Impact

Since the inception of the Biden-Harris Administration, USDA has allocated over $2.1 billion through REAP for 7,216 renewable energy and energy efficiency projects, aiding rural businesses in reducing energy costs, increasing revenue, and enhancing operational resilience.

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