$76 million investment from USDA for Red Mesa Tapaha Solar Farm

The Red Mesa Tapaha Solar Farm will undergo a significant expansion after USDA Rural Development announced a $76.5 million investment in the project.
Construction of the expansion is expected to provide 220 local construction jobs and will provide clean energy to power approximately 36,0000 homes, farms and businesses.
Navajo Tribal Utility Authority (NTUA) will use the USDA loan funds to purchase single-axis tracking solar arrays, allowing for maximum energy absorption.
Projected revenues will help stabilize electric rates, connect unserved families to electricity, enable broadband access and create permanent employment for two to three people.
Proceeds from the project will also contribute 50 scholarships and 25 paid internships to the Red Mesa community.
USDA makes funding available for the Electric Infrastructure Loan and Loan Guarantee Program through regular appropriations from Congress.

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