USDA Rural Energy for America Program Grants $25 Million for Solar Farm Near Monmouth


The US Department of Agriculture is providing grants for farmers in northwest Illinois to rollout renewable energy.  Ten farmers will receive over 500-thousand in grants from the Rural Energy for America Program for solar arrays that will save them over 60-thousand a year in energy costs.  The program will also provide 25-million in loan guarantees for a solar farm near Monmouth.  Combined the arrays will produce enough energy to power over 7,200 homes.

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