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Community Solar – the Game Changer for the Green Revolution

This 150kW Community Solar project in Brattleboro, Vermont, has been providing power to six residences and three businesses since October 14th, 2014. Photo courtesy Soveren Solar

 

By Daniel Hoviss Putney VT

Merriam Webster says a Game Changer is a newly introduced element or factor that changes an existing situation or activity in a […]

181 New Solar Contracts Signed in the Upper Valley

Solarize Upper Valley Closes Round Two, Opens Round Three

Solarize Orford installer partner Chris Milner of Milhouse Enterprises completes a ground-mount installation in Orford in December.

By Allison E. Rogers Furbish

As of its January 31 deadline, the second round of the Solarize Upper Valley initiative saw 181 contracts signed for new solar photovoltaic […]

Seed Celebration and Sustainable Community Fair, Feb 7th

Schedule of Events 9:00 Event Opens 9:20-9:40 Welcome – Kevin Irby 10:00-10:20 Getting Started with Seed Saving – Carl Majewski 10:00-11:00 Tree Pruning Workshop – Johnny Bolster & Jenny Wright 10:40-11:00 Promoting Native Bee Habitat – Lionell Chute 11:20-11:40 The New “Green” Focus on Stormwater – Jan Lambert & Karl Thidemann 12:00-12:10 Mindful Eating […]

Southern Vermont Community Solar

Putney community solar field. Photo by Teal Pulsifer, Soveren Solar

By Daniel Hoviss

One of Southern Vermont’s newest community solar installations is at the Vermont Agricultural Business Education Center (VABEC), just south of Brattleboro. It is the latest of the Soveren Community Solar Farms. Though these are all sold out, it is still possible […]

100 kW Power Guru Installation

In the Holiday Spirit of Giving

Bhima Nitta of Power Guru at the North Bennington Variety array

By George Harvey

Trying to do better with energy, Galen Rhode, owner of the North Bennington Variety (NBV) store, improved the energy efficiency of the property by 20% with help from Efficiency Vermont, but wanted to […]

Rutland, Vt Hosts National Solar Test Center

Green Mountain Power’s efforts to capture energy from the sun could get a boost thanks to a state-of-the-art research station installed at the Green Mountain Power Renewable Education Center in Rutland Town.

The mobile station is designed to provide among the most accurate solar measuring systems in the world, and is one […]

Thetford Volunteer Assisted Weatherization Program

Installing window – All photos courtesy of Bob Walker

By Bob Walker

In 2013 the Thetford Energy Committee wanted to develop a program to assist those whose homes were in need of weatherization, but who could not afford it and did not qualify for Vermont’s free Weatherization Assistance Program. . Here is a report […]

An Innovative Solar Collective

By George Harvey

This member owned innovative collective has a combined rated output of 27.54 kW. The cost per member was less than $3.42 per watt and has room for over 200 more panels.

Eric Shenholm, founder of Saxtons River Solar Electric, in Saxtons River, Vermont, has developed a new type of solar collective […]

Communities are Going Solar

North Hampton, NH

 

By Green Energy Times staff

Solarize UpperValley has had some results. In the inaugural round running from March through June, 120 homeowners added 638 kilowatts (kW) of solar capacity.

 

The breakdown for the towns in Round One is as follows:

Westford, Vermont

Plainfield, New Hampshire: 9 households, 46.5 […]

Ten New Towns Launch Round Two

in Efforts to Solarize the Upper Valley

Volunteers and community members celebrate the success of Solarize Cornish-Plainfield. Photos courtesy Vital Communities.

By Allison E. Rogers Furbish

Residents and small businesses in 10 towns will have the opportunity to participate in Vital Communities’ successful Solarize Upper Valley program this fall and winter.

Volunteers in Andover, […]