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VSECU Goes Solar!

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VSECU Goes Solar!

Over the past three plus months, the Soveren team has been working on a 500kW Solar PV ground installation in Guilford, VT. The power from this project is going to offset the utility bills of the Vermont State Employees Credit Union (VSECU) branches across VT. Yesterday, October 25th, was the ceremonial “throwing of the switch” on site. With representative from Soveren and VSECU present, as well as the Brattleboro Reformer and the Commons, we celebrated this landmark event for both institutions. This is Soveren’s biggest installation to date and represents months of innovation and creative investments. We are thrilled to work with VSECU, a local not-for-profit credit union,  and to do our part make their dream of going solar a reality. You can read their full article...

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The Worth of Solar Power

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There is a growing understanding of solar power in the world, and as more investments are made in the industry the viability of this clean energy structure goes up and up. This combination, as well as a drive to move away from fossil fuels is spear heading a huge transition. In Vermont, net metering has taken off. So much so, that the exponential growth was more than even the Public Service Board and utility expected. Now there are new rules being created to make up for the huge changes that have occurred due to this growth. The rutland herald has written on this issue. You can read the full article here. Stay posted for the new rules and updates on the stars on net metering in Vermont. If you are still looking for panels in one of our community solar fields, there is currently availability in the Green Mountain Power Territory as well as Ludlow Electric. For more information call...

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A Farmer’s View of Solar

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A Farmer’s View of Solar

There has been some fine tuning of policies in Vermont as far as esthetics and sighting for solar go in the state. This comes at a time when the amount of solar installations have grown exponentially in the past few years. Recently VT Senator Chris Bray has brought the siting bill (230) in front on the Senate to iron out some of the issues that have come up. It has been our experience that farmers are more than willing to take on a solar crop and watch it thrive. This can go in tandem with haying and grazing or on its own. Recently an article came out in VT Digger about one Farmer’s point of view of Solar in VT. His name is Brian Davis, a dairy farmer, and he can see the benefits of this change in our environment. He see the value in solar power, but also sees the value of letting the land lay fallow and recover under a ground mounted solar array. He also references the benefit to the quality of water as well as economic benefits for farmers who do choose to site a solar farm. You can read the full article here. A few weeks ago we were approached by a student at Hampshire college who was looking for a solar site to test for changes in nutrients under ground mounted solar arrays. Her professor was under the impression that it may allow for a greater build up of nutrients. We are continuing in this research partnership to look farther into what changes solar installation make to our landscape. Stay tuned as samples are taken and studies throughout the...

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Stickney Brook Community Solar

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Stickney Brook Community Solar

  Stickney Brook Community Solar, LLC was commissioned February 11th 2016 and currently has availability for a few more residences or business. Call 802-387-5517 for more...

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Stickney Brook Community Solar

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Stickney Brook Community Solar

Introducing Stickney Brook Community Solar in Dummerston, VT. There is still availability in this project. Call 802-387-5517 for a proposal.  ...

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