Pojoaque Business Installs Solar Project and Saves a Lot of Money

by Staff Reporter / Aug 02, 2016 / 0 comments

Pojoaque Business Installs Solar Project and Saves a Lot of Money

Staff Report

Pojoaque - A local business in Pojoaque recently received a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to partially fund the installation of a photovoltaic solar array to power all their business needs. On Wednesday, July 27 the USDA Rural Development State Director Terry Brunner attended a ceremony in Pojoaque to honor Bar C Metal Roofing, Inc. for installing solar power at its office facility.

Mary Woodson the owner of Bar C Metal Roofing Supplies, Inc. received a certificate of congratulations from Brunner for the recent installation of a new solar power system at her business. The business qualified for a USDA Rural Development Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) funding to partially pay for the installation of the solar power array.   

The REAP program offers grants to help farmers, ranchers and rural small businesses purchase renewable energy systems and make energy efficiency improvements and will pay up to twenty-five percent of the cost to install a renewable energy system. The program will also pay up to twenty-five percent of the cost to install energy efficient systems such as energy efficient heaters and air conditioners.

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