The local winery used funds they received from the Federal Government to install solar array.
Linganore Winecellars is becoming 'greener' with their 5-kilowatt ground mount solar array.
USDA Under Secretary Doug O'Brien said the local winery used funds they received from the Federal Government to install the array. The money came from REAP, the Rural Energy for America Program.
"As part of the project they (Linganore winecellars) provided two free electrical charging stations for electric charged cars. It's Maryland's oldest wine seller and together we are bringing some of the newest technology to make sure that Maryland's farms and businesses are viable into the future with it's great tradition of agriculture," O'Brien said.
The REAP Program provides grants and loan guarantees to rural, small businesses and agriculture producers to help them become more energy-efficient.
Since 2009, 30 projects in Maryland have benefited from $1.3 million in REAP Grants.
March 30th is the deadline for businesses to apply for REAP grants and loans. June 29th is the last day to apply for guaranteed loans.