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Cavendish Vermont Installs 148-kW Solar System Without Financial Assistance!

The Cavendish, VT 148kW PV array is truly hidden. Folks in town want to know where it is and how they can see it. Photo courtesy of Peter LaBelle.

By Peter LaBelle

On April 20, 2015, a 148-kW solar photovoltaic (PV) […]

Community Solar Now Available to All Vermonters

Green Mountain Community Solar (GMCS), a Groton, VT-based company, is now offering a new way to go solar — from anywhere in the state! The solar panel ownership in the community group is from off-site solar farms and is now available to any Vermonter or Vermont business.

Previously, community solar farm participation was […]

Wholeshare Expands Access to Healthy, Sustainable Products in New England

By Rob Fish

Northern New England families and small businesses which are dedicated to eating sustainably have a new option: Wholeshare. Wholeshare is an online marketplace that helps communities increase their geographic and economic access to healthful, sustainable food at wholesale prices through collective purchasing. Groups are encouraged to add additional local products […]

Communities Unite for Discounted Solar Installation

Neighbors come together to install solar at up to 20% discount; Governor encourages additional communities to enroll

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced communities across the state have come together to bring clean and affordable solar power to their localities at a discounted cost of up to 20 percent. With 26 campaigns launching through […]

Rutland is Growing its Resources for Resilience

Over 5 MW is in – Nearly 5 MW More is on the Way

By George Harvey

It is hard to keep track of all the things relating to resilience going on in Rutland. Green Mountain Power (GMP) has decided the city will be the “Solar Capital of the Northeast” and seems […]

EcoHouse

EcoHouse at Plymouth State University.

EcoHouse was designed at Plymouth State University (PSU) as a laboratory and showcase for sustainable living in residential settings. Both the technologies of physical structure and behavior adaptations for sustainability are considered.

The EcoHouse Project started in 2008 and was funded with a grant from the University System of […]

Oldies … but Goodies

Recap of Stories about Plymouth, NH in Green Energy Times

Plymouth water and sewer array, February 2015

A new solar array belonging to the Plymouth Village Water and Sewer District began producing power in December of 2014. It was built with the help of a coalition of a large number of people […]

Vermont Solar Farm Wins 2015 Project of Distinction Award

Final commissioning of project is expected in June once all battery storage and controls are fully tested. Photo: Green Mountain Power.

Green Mountain Power and groSolar have been awarded the 2015 Project of Distinction Award for the Stafford Hill Solar Farm in Rutland , by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Solar […]

Microgrids Are Coming!

By George Harvey

The Brattleboro, Vermont Energy Committee recently formed an Integrated Energy Systems subcommittee with the purpose of investigating such solutions as microgrids and the technologies that might be used with them. A microgrid is a system that has its own generating and storage capacity, with a potential to operate independently of the […]

Growing a Community Solar Farm

Green Mtn. Community Solar in Groton, VT

Local high school and college students who helped build the project are, left to right, Natalie Page, Rowan Johnston-McWilliams, Zac Bergh, Tiernan Johnston-McWilliams, Hector Soveren, Jake LaVaude, Caleb Genereaux and Eli LaVaude.

Thirteen Vermont families, Wells River Savings Bank and Catamount Film and Arts have collaborated with […]