Congressman Fred Keller (PA-12), announced the United States Department of Agriculture has approved a Rural Energy for America Program Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency grant of $32,422 for Irion Lumber Company in Wellsboro to purchase and install a ground mounted solar array.
The project will grow current energy output at the facility and save $9,365 per year. Irion Lumber Co. contributed $97,268 to the project.
“This grant will go a long way toward helping Irion Lumber increase its renewable energy output and save money, while being self-sufficient,” Keller said. “I am glad to see USDA award the grant money and help the agriculture industry in Pennsylvania’s 12th Congressional District.”