The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has a new rebate program for farmers to help with the cost of energy efficiency projects. The Agriculture Energy Efficiency Rebate Program is offering rebates to defray the costs of installing LED lighting or variable frequency drives on the farm, which can save energy while saving money on utility bills.
Applications will be accepted from Sept. 20, 2021 through March 31, 2022 on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funding is available. The available rebates will pay for 50% of the equipment costs, up to $2,000. Total funding to any one applicant will not exceed $5,000.
DEP has up to $10,000 available for this program through State Energy Program funding from the U.S. Department of Energy.
For complete program guidelines and application instructions, visit the DEP agriculture and farming energy webpage.