Solar Power

Joint venture has IBM tackling renewable energy’s grid effects

The new company will crunch data from customers’ electric meters to help forecast conditions on the grid, which is predicted to save Vermonters money.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont Goes Green with Installation of Roof-top Solar Array

News Release — Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont Jan. 9, 2017 Contact: Kathy Parry (802) 371-3205 [email protected] BERLIN— Blue Cross and Blue Shield of VT (BCBSVT) announces the completion of a 150 kW net metered solar array installed at their Berlin, VT campus. This system is a roof-mounted solar array comprising 860 panels, […]

Solar Canopy: New Innovation Expands Solar to Home and Business

News Release — SunCommon Jan. 3, 2017 Contact: Emily McManamy, SunCommon 802.882.8653 [email protected] Vermont’s New Governor Celebrates Local Business Innovation WHAT: SunCommon unveils its latest innovation, the Solar Canopy. This timber frame solar structure is a first for Vermont and expands solar access beyond the traditional rooftop and backyard. The Solar Canopy allows all Vermont […]

Vermont Bedrooms Joins Rutland Solar Capital

News Release — SunCommon Nov. 28, 2016 Contact: Emily McManamy, SunCommon | 882-8653 Family Business Makes Solar a New Family Tradition RUTLAND, Vt. – Rutland’s oldest ‘sleep shop’, Vermont Bedrooms, has joined the city’s rooftop revolution by going solar. Business owners Bill and Rob Beanland worked with SunCommon of Waterbury to install a 73-panel solar […]

SunCommon: Local Solar Movement Spurs Company Expansion and Innovation

News Release — SunCommon Oct. 25, 2016 Contact: Emily McManamy, SunCommon 802.882.8653 [email protected] SunCommon builds executive team ahead of product launch WATERBURY — SunCommon, Vermont’s largest solar company, has expanded by hiring new staff, including an executive leadership team. Tom Berry joins SunCommon as the new VP of Marketing and Sales and Jim Merriam as […]

GMP’s Solar Storage Project Becomes First in New England to Use Solar Battery Storage to Reduce Peak Demand

News Release — Green Mountain Power Oct. 24, 2016 Contact: Kristin Carlson, Green Mountain Power 1-802-229-8200 [email protected] Saves Customers $200,000 in Just One Hour by Reducing Peak Power Demand Colchester, Vt – Green Mountain Power’s Stafford Hill Solar Farm in Rutland, one of the nation’s first micro-grids powered solely by solar and battery back-up, is […]

South Burlington Landfill Goes Solar

News Release — South Burlington Oct. 18, 2016 Media Contact: Coralee Holm Public Information Officer (802) 846-4127 [email protected] The closed landfill will be a model of responsible solar siting The South Burlington Landfill Solar Project has received a Certificate of Public Good from the Public Service Board. The 2.15 MWdc (1.55 MWac) project has been […]

Willem Post: Looking at Vermont’s energy future

Vermont imposing a unilateral carbon tax of $500 million per year by 2027 would be economic suicide.

Willem Post: Germany’s renewable energy generation

As wind energy becomes a greater percentage on the German grid, and synchronous-generator energy a lesser percentage, grid stability issues arise, which are exported to connected grids.

Adam Cohen: Ranger Solar projects are right for Vermont

Ranger Solar’s potential projects in Sheldon, Highgate, Randolph, Brandon and Ludlow are a real, meaningful and measurable investment in Vermont’s economy.

Leonard Duffy: Where are the guardians?

As our pristine countryside is being inundated by a massive influx of industrial-sized power plants, all of those so-called “guardians” seem to have quietly faded into the remaining, yet-to-be-clearcut-for-solar forest.

Five new solar arrays proposed in Ferrisburgh; officials push back

Editor’s note: This article is by Andy Kirkaldy, of the Addison Independent, in which it was first published June 22, 2015. FERRISBURGH — Facing a batch of new solar array proposals, the Ferrisburgh selectboard earlier this month sent out a letter of “non-support” to a proposed 480-kilowatt array on the new Dollar General property on […]

Benson landowner provides energy credits from new solar installation to Green Mountain College

Green Mountain College has entered into a unique net-metering agreement with a Benson landowner who has completed installation of a 150 kW solar electric project on his Stage Road property.

Vermont conservation organizations partner with GMP to green up their power

Two prominent Vermont conservation organizations recently teamed up with Green Mountain Power to go solar, lowering their energy bills and greening their electric energy footprint.