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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 […]

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 […]

Solarize Upper Valley ‘Launch Event’

Mark your calendar for Oct. 18, 2014!

Solarize Upper Valley’s next campaign is off to a great start. After the success of the first 140 homes going solar in round one, it will be interesting to see how many more homes go solar for this new round of towns that are involved.

If you live […]

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 […]

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 […]

120 Homes Go Solar through Solarize Upper Valley

By Allison E. Rogers Furbish

A Solar Source crew installs a three-kilowatt solar PV system at the home of Solarize Cornish-Plainfield volunteer Nancy Wightman.

The results are in, and they’re pretty exciting: 120 homeowners across the Upper Valley are going solar this season, thanks to Solarize Upper Valley, an initiative led by Vital […]

Community Solar in NH

Strong demand for homegrown energy sources, and the benefits to the NH economy and environment

By Kate Epsen

There’s a lot of buzz in New England lately around community energy projects. New Hampshire is no exception. Often discussed in the context of NH’s relatively new group net metering law, community energy project opportunities include many […]

Solarize Upper Valley Recruits Additional Towns

By Allison E. Rogers Furbish

Bailey-Kellogg – 3.5kW – Strafford, VT

“You took down all the barriers and made it easy.”

“What an exciting time for us – we’ve just become our own power company!”

“I’ve been thinking about solar for a while now. This program is […]

Soveren Solar

By George Harvey, staff

Why would you spend more money and pay someone else for a service, when you can spend less money and put it into an investment you will own? More especially, why would you do this when the only difference is the amount it costs and who the money goes to?

Effective Community Engagement to Support Energy Projects in NH

On July 16th, 2014, the New Hampshire Local Energy Work Group ( will host a Local Energy Solutions Webinar in support of the energy projects in New Hampshire.

Are you looking for more community interest, understanding or support for your energy projects? Take your passion and expertise about energy issues and share it with your […]