Energy office announces renewable grants program
August 31, 2009
The South Carolina Energy Office (SCEO) today announced a new grants program for renewable energy and advanced vehicle technology projects. Available exclusively to non-profit organizations and government entities, the program aims to redirect energy dollars now leaving the state back into South Carolina’s economy and foster a cleaner, healthier, more productive environment by reducing the adverse effects of fossil fuels.
“We feel that this program satisfies a number of critical needs. It will save energy, continue to develop South Carolina’s renewable energy infrastructure, create new jobs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” said Elwood Hamilton, a spokesperson for the SCEO.
The deadline to apply for funding is October 30. A total of $2.8 million is available with a maximum award of $500,000 per applicant.
The two-year grant can be used for projects involving solar, wind, biomass, landfill gas and geothermal energy, among others. Funds can also be used for converting or purchasing vehicles which use alternative fuel or advanced battery technology. These include hybrid, plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles.
The $2.8 million used to fund the program are being made available by the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. To download the solicitation, click here
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