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8 pollinator-friendly community solar projects developed by Eden Renewables now in construction

Total capacity added 60 MW, enough solar energy to power the equivalent of 9,800 homes

Total area dedicated to biodiversity over 280 acres

Eden Renewables, a developer of pollinator-friendly community solar farms, is pleased to announce that construction has commenced on 8 new solar farms developed […]

Community Impact Investment in Solar Systems

Starlake Lane solar array. Photo courtesy of Norwich Solar Technologies.

George Harvey

Norwich Solar Technologies (NST) recently built a solar installation to provide renewable electricity at reduced prices to sixteen customers, including fourteen single-family homeowners on Starlake Lane in Norwich, Vermont. The system was built on land owned by Twin Pines […]

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), […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]