Tricia Braid

Mar 17, 2015  |  Today's News

Do you have any equipment or energy system upgrades that have been delayed due to high capital costs? The US Department of Agriculture’s Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) can help fund those projects. Rural small businesses and agricultural producers like you are eligible for REAP funding to purchase energy efficient equipment upgrades and on-site renewable energy installations.

This Thursday, March 19th from 9-11AM, the Illinois USDA and StraightUp Solar will present a free info session on the USDA REAP program. You are invited to join us at the Sangamon County Farm Bureau in Springfield, where participants will gain insight on REAP opportunities and guidelines and will be encouraged to ask questions of Mary Warren, Rural Energy Coordinator for the Illinois USDA. Shannon Fulton of StraightUp Solar and the Illinois Solar Energy Association will also inform interested participants about solar energy technology and applications for small businesses and farms. Registration in advance is greatly appreciated, please visit

Past REAP award recipients include: grain dryer replacement upgrades, irrigation pump motor replacement, building insulation; geothermal, biomass, and solar energy system installations