USDA Taking Applications for Rural and Farm Energy Funding

On January 20, USDA announced that it is taking applications for Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) funding. For FY2012, USDA has $25.4 million in budget authority for REAP, which will support at least $12.5 million in grant funding and approximately $48.5 million in loan guarantees. USDA is taking applications for all components of the REAP program with the following deadlines: • renewable energy system and energy efficiency improvement grant applications and combination grant and guaranteed loan applications until March 30,...

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ReBuild Western Massachusetts

The program designed to provide over $8 million in financial assistance to help residents impacted by the storm rebuild using energy efficiency practices and renewable energy technologies. The Department of Energy Resources (DOER), in partnership with the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC), is providing incentives and grants, subsidizing construction loans for energy improvements, and providing technical assistance to help homeowners, businesses, and municipalities that sustained damages inflicted by the June 1, 2011 tornadoes in...

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Solar Hot Water Program

The Commonwealth Solar Hot Water Programs provide funding through a non-competitive application process for the installation of solar hot water (SHW) projects by professional installers at residential, multi-family and commercial-scale buildings. Systems may supplement any fuel type, but must serve facilities that are located in an electric utility territory that contributes to MassCEC’s Renewable Energy Trust Fund, which includes customers served by National Grid, NSTAR, Unitil (Fitchburg Gas and Electric), WMECO or a participating...

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Commonwealth Solar II Rebate Program

Commonwealth Solar II Block 9 of the Commonwealth Solar II Rebate Program is now open.  As of 1:25PM on January 27, 2012, 142 applications have been received that are either in process or approved, and $1.22 million in funding is still available. Commonwealth Solar II provides rebates for homeowners and businesses in Massachusetts who install solar photovoltaics (PV).  Rebates are granted through a non-competitive application process for the installation of photovoltaic (PV) projects by professional, licensed contractors at residential,...

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U.S. Department of Treasury, U.S. Department of Energy

New Funds For Renewable Energy Projects Now Available! U.S. Treasury Department Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  July 31, 2009 CONTACT: Treasury Public Affairs (202) 622-2960 Energy Public Affairs (202) 586-4940 Treasury, Energy Now Accepting Applications for Funding for Renewable Energy Projects. Direct Cash Payments Will Advance Economic Development, Expand Renewable Energy Use This is a preview of U.S. Department of Treasury, U.S. Department of Energy. Read the full post (510 words, 1 image, estimated 2:02 mins reading...

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New DPU Regulations Promote Adoption Of Renewable Energy In Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) has adopted new rules designed to encourage Massachusetts’ consumers to invest in renewable resources such as solar and wind power. The new DPU rules govern the financial relationship between the commonwealth’s electric utility companies and customers who install renewable energy systems with net metering. The order establishes a model tariff enabling electric customers who install wind and solar power to be compensated at retail rates for selling excess electricity they...

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