The State College Area School District and Oak Springs Farm in Centre Hall will receive $2.6 million in state grants for new alternative-energy projects, according to a news release from state Sen. Jake Corman, R-Benner Township.
“Both of these projects will not only produce lower energy costs, but also reduce pollution,” Corman said in the release.
The school district will see several new energy-efficient measures thanks to a $2 million grant, the release said, including “a high-efficiency water source heat pump HVAC system, a solar array, energy-efficient lighting and new low-flow water fixtures.”
Oak Springs Farm will receive $625,082 to install an anaerobic digester, the release said, which produces electricity from manure and waste. Excess power generated by the digester will be sold to the grid.
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The grants were awarded as part of the Alternative and Clean Energy Program administered by the Commonwealth Financing Agency, according to the release.