Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

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Rural Energy Development for Washington is a statewide program that helps implement renewable energy and energy efficiency projects on farms and rural small businesses by providing:

  • Education about energy conservation options and incentives
  • Technical assistance and assessment of site feasibility for clean energy projects
  • Grant writing for state and federal grant and loan programs

*All services are provided free of charge


Are you a farmer or business owner interested in installing a renewable energy or energy efficiency project and wondering where to start? Fill out an Assistance Request Form by clicking on the link below and we will follow up with more information!

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We work with partners such as Spark Northwest and Snohomish Conservation District to offer assistance for all of Washington State. Learn more about our statewide impact:


Hear directly from Washington farmers and rural business owners that are taking steps toward a clean energy future for themselves, their families, and their local communities:


Switching to renewable energy or energy efficient equipment can be expensive. That’s why there are resources out there to help you make the switch…

Rural Energy for America Program

The USDA Rural Development Rural Energy for America Program, also known as REAP, is a grant program for small rural businesses and agricultural producers interested in making the transition to renewable energy and other energy efficiency improvements. Eligible projects include solar, energy efficient heating and lighting, ductless heat pumps, wind, and bioenergy. This program provides financial benefits to businesses by offering up to 50% grants for labor, equipment, and miscellaneous costs like permitting and net metering fees. Grant application deadlines occur quarterly: March 31, June 30, September 30, and December 31.

*Complete this intake form to receive more information about the REAP grant. Pierce Conservation District can also determine your eligibility and set up a plan to help you apply.


Going Solar on the Farm

A 101 webinar focused on energy options for your farm or rural small business and available incentives and grants.

Rural Energy for America (REAP) "Train-the-Trainers" Workshop

A webinar for solar contractors and practitioners about the USDA Rural Energy for America Program. Webinar presentations are free, but registration is required upon viewing the video presentation.

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Solar Contractor REAP Workshop

This webinar orients solar contractors to a recently developed REAP toolkit to aid them with providing grant writing assistance for their clients.

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*Interested in additional funding for your energy efficiency project, but live outside of Pierce County? Reach out to your local utility office for more information or follow this link.

**Resources are dependent on the provider and are subject to change. Please verify with the provider on availability.