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Solarize Dummerston Update

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 […]

The History and Determination of the Harvard Solar Garden

by George Harvey

In 2010, a new law in Massachusetts enabled community Solarize campaigns. For the first time, there was a policy framework to encourage community efforts to decrease dependency on fossil fuels. Many people could move ahead with long-cherished dreams to have their own power from their own solar systems at their […]

Federal Tax Credit Set to Expire

By GET staff

The federal solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) will expire at the end of next year. We must emphasize strongly one thing about this. The fact that there are about sixteen months left before it expires does not mean that there is any time to delay on getting an installation. Anyone who wants […]

Cavendish Solar

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]