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Community Solar: Clean Energy for Everyone

Travis Tench

City dwellers may laugh at the idea of putting solar on their roofs, but there’s an alternative: community solar.

A 375kW community solar installation atop a warehouse in Bronx, NY. Photo by Travis Tench.

This arrangement goes by many names, including shared solar, community shared solar, and community distributed generation (CDG), but […]

Thetford Strafford Community Solar

The first Multi-Use Community Solar in the State Goes Live

Thetford Strafford Community Solar array. September 11, 2018. Photos courtesy of Nancy Rae Mallery.

George Harvey

The Thetford Strafford Community Solar (TSCS) farm, in Thetford, Vermont, is now operational. Unlike the state’s earlier community solar installations, the TSCS farm has a mix […]

NH Solar Shares has Launched!

NH Solar Shares is a partnership between the Plymouth Area Renewable Energy Initiative and the NH Electric Cooperative to install community solar systems to benefit low-income families. Each array will be inspired by a task force of local volunteers and be built using funds from grants, crowd funding, individual donors, fundraisers and the state’s solar […]

NYSERDA Announces Completion of State’s First NY-Sun Community Shared Solar Project

More than three dozen residents come together and participate in new clean, affordable solar power project in Southern Tier Region Complements Governor’ Cuomo’s Reforming the Energy Vision Strategy to Lead on Climate Change and Grow New York’s Economy The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) today announced the completion of New […]

Four Weeks Remaining for Community Solar New York Round 3 Applications

NYSERDA invites local governments, school districts, and other community partners to participate in the third round of Community Solar NY, an effort to make solar easier and more affordable through community-driven initiatives. Applications to participate in the third round of Community Solar close on November 3, 2016 at 5pm. Participating Solarize campaigns are expected […]

An Interview with Brian J. Beaudoin of Sanborn Head

Brian J. Beaudoin, P.E., Project Director, Sanborn Head. Photo Credit: Mike Sears Photography

By GET Staff

Brian J. Beaudoin, P.E., is the Project Director at Sanborn Head & Associates, Inc., which provided engineering support at the Stafford Hill Solar Farm at the closed Rutland City landfill. We had the good fortune to […]

IRS Rules Favorably on Eligibility

IRS Rules Favorably on Owner’s Eligibility for Federal Tax Credit for a Community-Shared Solar Project IRS Ruling Has Implications for Community-Shared Solar Projects

Montpelier, VT — The IRS has ruled that an owner of photovoltaic panels in an offsite, community-shared solar array is eligible to take advantage of one of the primary incentives offered […]

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 […]