Receive Investments in Water and Solar Energy USDA Rural Development and Senator Annie Kuster are collaborating to improve renewable energy and clean water infrastructure in New Hampshire, with three investments supporting water systems and solar energy. The funding aims to benefit rural communities and expand access to clean energy.
Investments in Water and Solar Energy
The Rural Energy for America Program and Water and Environmental Programs are the two programs used to secure funding for these investments. According to a press release, Goosebay Sawmill & Lumber will receive a $60,602 grant through the Rural Energy for America Program, which will be used to purchase and install two solar arrays.
Similarly, Woody Hollow will receive an $80,000 grant and a $20,000 loan through the Water and Environmental Programs, which will be used to replace the community’s water structure.
Carl Mahlstedt, the proprietor of Goosebay Sawmill & Lumber, expressed his excitement about the collaboration with USDA Rural Development, stating, “We’re thrilled to be entering a USDA Rural Development entitlement to assist us in the installation of two solar arrays at our sawmill. This backing will support our operations and help us save money on energy costs – a win-win.”
Kuster, a senior member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, highlighted the importance of expanding access to clean energy while creating new infrastructure in pastoral New Hampshire communities. She stated that USDA Rural Development plays a vital role as a partner for New Hampshire, expanding access to renewable energy technology and strengthening clean water infrastructure.
Kuster also toured Goosebay Sawmill & Lumber and Woody Hollow Cooperative to witness the positive impact of these federal resources on the local communities. She further commented that witnessing the direct impact of these federal funds on the communities was a great experience.
Investments in Water and Solar Energy investments made by USDA Rural Development and Senator Annie Kuster aim to improve the infrastructure of rural communities in New Hampshire, which will help expand access to clean energy and support sustainable development. By supporting renewable energy and clean water infrastructure, the collaboration is paving the way for a cleaner, greener future for New Hampshire.