Posts Tagged "Group Net Metering"

2014: 173,807 jobs and a new installation every 2.5 minutes

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2014: 173,807 jobs and a new installation every 2.5 minutes

This is what the solar industry has brought us in 2014. An article published today highlighted the invaluable progress that the solar industry has had on the market in recent years. Imitating what the president said in his state of the union address, “America installed twenty-two times more solar in 2014 than in 2008”. That is a remarkable increase for an economy just on the brink of recovery. This growth is defined in detail in The Energy Collective’s new article.    The most excitement I get from this article are the numbers in job growth. 80,000 new jobs in the solar industry since 2008. Now this is by no means enough to keep up with the growth required by our current form of economics. However, for a relatively new industry, it begs attention. I am even inclined to argue that it is a step in the right direction for our investment in the future. It is a solid investment, whatever the intentions. Read the full article...

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Utilities and Community Solar: A love Affair

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Utilities and Community Solar: A love Affair

    While we are quietly plugging away at more and more Vermont Community Solar every year, it is important to note that we are not the only ones making this happen. All across the country community solar projects are popping up. Many are even being initiated by the utilities. In a recent article by UtilityDIVE, Herman Trabish explores the relationship that utilities have with community solar. He explains how it has trended from a mostly unknown phenomena, to an invaluable part of how the utilities operate. This is in part because community solar allows people who cannot  -or choose not to- install solar on their property, to benefit from photovoltaic technology. Utilities benefit because anyone can participate. In some cases they retain customers who would otherwise choose off-grid solar solutions. The diagram below shows the growth rate of utility-led community solar programs over the past 10 years. It is reasonable to say that 2015 with be an exciting year for community Solar. Learn more about how utilities are working with community solar by reading the full article here....

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Reserve your panels before Christmas!

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14th November, 1014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Vermont Community Solar Putney, VT   Vermont utilities pay a premium for clean energy. After December 31st this premium is going down 2cents per kWh. Because of this, photovoltaic (PV) panels purchased this year will produce about 10% more solar credit than panels purchased in 2015. Vermont Community Solar is a new project developed by a Putney based solar installation company Soveren Solar. This project allows anyone to buy PV Panels in a solar array and receive credit on their Green Mountain Power bill. A perfect site or a south-facing roof is no longer necessary to enjoy the benefits of solar energy. Soveren Solar will preserve the higher rate of return for people who have paid in full and signed up to participate in a Vermont Community Solar project by December 25th. This is a perfect opportunity to get in under the wire and preserve a higher rate of return for your PV purchase. Since 2010, Soveren Solar has been installing PV in southern VT with a recent focus on community Solar. Through Vermont Community Solar, over 100 more households and business are using solar power this year.   For more information, call 802-869-2500 or e-mail...

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Group Net Metering for NH

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Let’s all welcome New Hampshire to the Group Net Metering Club. Here’s to a future of community solar for our sister state! NHPR reported on Group Net Metering in NH on October 1st. Read the full article here.    

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Soveren Community Solar I

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Soveren Community Solar I

Providing power to six residence and three business since October 14th, this 150kW Vermont Community Solar project is Soveren’s fifth installation of its kind. UPDATE 11/11/14: This VCS site has filled up. Thank you for your interest. To reserve panels in our next project please call 802-869-2500 or e-mail vcs(at)soverensolar(dot)com UPDATE 3/12/15: On Monday in Boston, PV America awarded Soveren Community Solar 1, a project of distinction...

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