Creative Energies

Creative Energies

Creative Energies. I’m Greg Martin as Line On Agriculture presents the Harvest Clean Energy Report.

There are a lot of companies that are discovering good markets for clean, renewable energy. One such company is Creative Energies with offices in Wyoming, Utah and Idaho. Sara Biddle is involved with Technical Sales, Business Development and Grant Writing.

BIDDLE: Creative Energies is a rural energy contractor. We mostly focus on solar electric design and installation. We have also done projects in the past with solar thermal, geothermal, some water pumping systems, some wind projects

Creative Energies was recently part of the Harvesting Clean Energy Conference in Boise and she talks about the interest for their company.

BIDDLE: We had a lot of interest from different representatives there. The tribal representative that attended the conference were quite interested in talking with us. Also it seems that they have available federal grant funding money for projects on the reservation. Then different groups that attended are interested in doing larger projects either working with agricultural producers or businesses in the area.

Biddle says this last year was a good one for clean energy projects.

BIDDLE: This last year, the 2011 year, has had great financial incentives for businesses. A lot of businesses have been able to pursue solar electric systems and then of course the green-minded homeowner is always the staple customer.

As with most all dealing with the government it helps to have someone who can guide you through all the ups and downs of applying for assistance. Biddle spends a lot of time working with individuals and companies writing grants.

BIDDLE: For example the REAP program, the Rural Energy for America Program grant has a pretty extensive application. If we’re able to provide that assistance to the customer that helps the project move forward substantially and I think it helps them move on with the project whereas for some the application could be overwhelming to the point that they would choose not to put the time into the application process.

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