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Solar Sharing

First of its Kind with a Utility

Innovative Sharing Economy Initiative Makes Rooftop Solar Available through Collaboration between Residents

On Sept. 21, 2015, Green Mountain Power and Yeloha, a peer-to-peer Solar Sharing Network, announced a groundbreaking partnership with a mission to unlock the benefits of solar energy for everyone – by sharing it.

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Regional Energy Planning through TRORC

Helping VT Reach Renewable Energy Goal Set for 2050

By Dee Gish, Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission

In 2011 the Vermont Comprehensive Energy Plan (CEP) established the ambitious goals of obtaining 90% of Vermont’s total energy from renewable sources by 2050 and 25% of all energy produced in-state by 2025. The CEP […]

Community Solar NY Solarize Workshops

The Creating and Implementing Your Solarize Campaign training prepares communities to implement a group purchasing campaign through the Community Solar NY initiative. In this session, a pre-requisite for communities that wish to participate in the second round of Community Solar NY, Solarize experts will discuss how to create a successful Solarize campaign. This includes how […]

Community Solar is Now Accessible to Millions of New Yorkers

By Wyldon King Fishman

If you live or work in New York, a shady location can mean summertime temperatures are a little cooler around your home or business. Shade is a wonderful thing, even if it’s only an awning. But as you know, you can’t use solar modules without sun. Even a little shade may […]

Bradford Solar

By Nancy Rae Mallery

Bradford, Vermont, is a small town of 2,797 people, but it is taking big steps toward energy independence. Solar systems are springing up all over the town this summer. There already were some, of course. In October 2009, groSolar installed a 9.6kW solar system on the roof of North Country Organics […]

Solarize Dummerston Update

By Stan Howe, Solarize Dummerston Volunteer

Solarize Dummerston is a volunteer-run, grassroots cooperative group purchase program based upon the Solarize process that has been so successful across the country. It is open to residents and businesses from Dummerston, Vermont and surrounding towns.

To simplify the process of going solar, the Solarize Dummerston volunteers have selected […]

The History and Determination of the Harvard Solar Garden

by George Harvey

In 2010, a new law in Massachusetts enabled community Solarize campaigns. For the first time, there was a policy framework to encourage community efforts to decrease dependency on fossil fuels. Many people could move ahead with long-cherished dreams to have their own power from their own solar systems at their […]

Federal Tax Credit Set to Expire

By GET staff

The federal solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) will expire at the end of next year. We must emphasize strongly one thing about this. The fact that there are about sixteen months left before it expires does not mean that there is any time to delay on getting an installation. Anyone who wants […]

SCC Joins Solar Community

Bennington, VT Church Joins the Solar Energy Community

By N. R. Mallery

On May 19, 2015, Solar Pro of Arlington, Vermont completed the installation of 72 roof-mounted solar panels on the Second Congregational Church UCC (SCC) on Hillside Street in Bennington, Vermont. Solar power is expected to produce approximately 20,500 kWh of energy annually, resulting […]

Brattleboro Solar Summer Campaign Going Strong

The Brattleboro Solar Summer campaign is generating lots of interest among Brattleboro residents. The goal of the campaign is to support Brattleboro homeowners, renters, landlords, and businesses in choosing locally generated renewable electricity. The price of solar PV panels is at an all-time low, and new limited-time incentives make solar affordable for all, including the […]