As part of Green Mountain Power’s drive to provide greater energy benefits to their customers, encourage more solar development in the Non-Profit sector, help create jobs, and invigorate the local economy, Green Mountain Power is offering eight $20,000 grants for non-profit groups interested in developing solar energy in GMP territory. This grant could pay for up to 50% of the cost of some projects, but groups with additional funding resources that would allow for larger, higher-impact projects arae strongly encouraged to apply.
The contest is being held in cooperation with Renewable Energy Vermont (REV) and the Vermont Small Scale Renewable Energy Incenvtive Program (SSREIP), which includes dozens of solar companies that can work with you to develop project plans and help complete the GMP and SSREIP grant applications and net metering application. Organizations may work with any SSREIP partner of their choosing.
Projects will be selected based on completed applications (available here) and the following criteria:
- Overall impact to publicly promote renewable energy
- Ease of electric system integration (Location on the Grid)
- Impact of project on applicant’s organization and their community
- Other sources of funding to leverage a larger project
Read the official letter and application form. These documents can also be found on the RFP page of our website:www.revermont.org/rfps. If you have any questions, please contact: David Dunn at the GMP Energy Innovation Center at 802-353-1456.
Applications are due November 28 at 5pm. All projects must be completed by August 31, 2015 or forfeit their grant award. Winners will be notified by December 12, 2014. Send Applications via email or snail mail to David Dunn:
Energy Innovation Center
68 Merchants Row
Rutland, VT 05701