Posts Tagged "VABEC"

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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Sanders letter

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Sanders letter

“With the help of Soveren and other partners, Brattleboro Savings & Loan is showing how solar can be a real investment, both in our communities and in our clean energy future” -Sen. Bernie...

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Gov. Shumlin at Soveren Community Solar I

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This afternoon VT Gov. Peter Shumlin will be saying a few short words at a “ribbon cutting” at our Brattleboro community solar site. Where: VABEC field at 8 University Way Brattleboro, VT 05301 When: 5pm Today June 23rd This event is being put on by Brattleboro Savings & Loan. This local bank is a participant in our Vermont Community Solar project. We are very happy to welcome the governor to our solar field, and hope to see some of our other participants there!

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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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