By Michelle Harrison
New Hampshire is welcoming spring with the launch of two clean energy campaigns, Energize 360 and Solarize Mt. Washington Valley. Both of these programs are for homeowners, business owners and non-profits in a given community to group-buy energy efficient products and save money. Energize 360 is a program for the communities of Dover, Durham, Lee, Northwood and Portsmouth. The Solarize Mt. Washington Valley campaign includes the communities of Jackson, Bartlett, Albany, Madison, Conway, Intervale, and Chatham New Hampshire; and Fryeburg, Maine.
Energize 360 was launched in March and runs until June 30, 2017. Energize 360 provides a suite of energy efficiency and clean energy options at bulk discounts. Every participant in Energize 360 will get a free site visit, a Home Heating Index score, and a comprehensive analysis of their energy usage specific to their home or business. Energize 360 offers energy audits, weatherization, solar electric systems, heat pump installations, and more, as well as help qualifying for all available rebates and incentives. The Energize 360 program also includes funding for community projects in each of the five participating communities. The funds available for community projects and the discounts available to homeowners and business owners both increase as participation in the campaign increases.
Energize 360 is a partnership among Seacoast Regional Energy Hub, Seacoast Area Renewable Energy Initiative (SEAREI), ReVision Energy, and Yankee Thermal Imaging. The participating program vendors were selected by an independent committee through a competitive bidding process that took into consideration competence and cost.
For more information and a list of Energize 360 program events, please visit energize360.org or call ReVision Energy at (603) 679-1777.
The other campaign taking place is the Mt. Washington Valley Solarize Campaign. This was launched in February as part of an effort to increase renewable energy in New England states. This campaign is being led by Revision Energy based in Portland, ME. The program offers a 5% discount off the solar electricity system and air-source heat pump installation for those who sign up by May 31, 2017. The 5% discount is based on the total system purchase. To learn more about the Mt. Washington Valley Solarize Campaign, contact Brittany Angelo at (207) 221-6342 or firstname.lastname@example.org.