USDA invests in smart grid infrastructure

USDA Smart Grid Infrastructure

USDA announces reaching financial goal for smart grid infrastructure The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced that it has reached its $250 million goal of improving the rural smart grids of the country. The agency has been keen to improve these grids for some time, hoping to better prepare them for the adoption of alternative energy systems. USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack claims that taxpayers will see minimal cost in maintaining the smart grid infrastructure due to the fact that the agency was able to reach its financial goals. Infrastructure…

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USDA researchers focus on unused land for alternative energy systems

Alternative Energy News

Availability of land an issue for alternative energy As the U.S. becomes more interested in alternative energy, the issue of space is becoming problematic. For alternative energy systems like solar panels, large amounts of space are required. Unfortunately, the U.S. has a limited supply of suitable land for such energy systems. Researchers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture may have found a solution to this problem. The agency has been looking into how to make use of land in a more efficient way and has targeted the country’s airports as…

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