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Hanover Pledges to Go 100% Renewable

Hanover, NH, 29th US municipality to commit to replacing fossil fueled energy with renewable energy. Image: Dartmouth Flickr

By Rick Wackernagel

On May 9, 2017, the townspeople of Hanover, New Hampshire voted to make their town the 29th municipality in the United States to commit to getting all its energy from […]

Solarize Ammonoosuc

Solarize Ammonoosuc Kickoff at Polly’s Pancake Parlor, Sugar Hill, NH. Courtesy photo.

On Sunday, January 24, over a hundred New Hampshire residents and business owners joined the Ammonoosuc Regional Energy Team and O’Meara Solar at the Solarize Ammonoosuc Kickoff to learn how solar could reduce their energy bills and contribute to a cleaner […]

Community Solar NY Solarize Workshops

The Creating and Implementing Your Solarize Campaign training prepares communities to implement a group purchasing campaign through the Community Solar NY initiative. In this session, a pre-requisite for communities that wish to participate in the second round of Community Solar NY, Solarize experts will discuss how to create a successful Solarize campaign. This includes how […]

Here comes the sun

September 11 in Brattleboro, Vermont

September 11, 2015 – A conversation with solar pioneer Steven Strong and Paul Cameron of Brattleboro Climate Protection about a Brattleboro Solar Summer event tonight at Hooker Dunham theater.

The event starts at 6:00, and solar installers from the Brattleboro Solar Summer will be on hand to answer any questions […]

Solarizing NY’s Capital Region

June Update by Stephen Andersen

A residential solar installation in Queensbury, NY in the winter of 2014. Photo courtesy of Ben Sopczyk from ‘Active Solar.’

Community Solar, also known as “solarize,” is ramping up for the summer! Your fellow citizens are working together to drive down the cost of solar electric installations, as […]

Brattleboro Solar Summer

Brattleboro in the fall. Photo by Ken Gallager. Placed into the public domain by the author.

By George Harvey

As usual, Brattleboro, Vermont, is doing things a little differently. Brattleboro Solar Summer is in most ways similar to the Solarize programs seen elsewhere, but with a twist. In most Solarize programs, there is […]

Open House in Dummerston, Vermont

Solarize Dummerston is having an open house on Tuesday, June 30 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, at the Dummerston Grange. All are invited. Please tell your friends, and neighbors, please share this event!

The Dummerston Grange is at 1008 East-West Rd. You can see where this is by visiting .

There will multiple area’s set […]

1.7 MEGAWATTS and Counting…

Staff article

Solarize Upper Valley is a program of Vital Communities. It builds on other successful Solarize programs throughout the country, teaming up local communities with solar photovoltaic (PV) installers for 15 weeks of outreach. It is aimed at making solar energy less expensive through a tiered-pricing structure that brings the […]

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 […]

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 […]