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 […]
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.
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]