Major solar installation will power Vermont customers

Construction is slated to begin next month on a 5.7-megawatt solar array in Grand Isle that will be the largest in the state that’s selling its energy within Vermont, according to the developer. Gregg Beldock, CEO of Shelburne-based Bullrock Corp., said at least one larger solar installation has received a permit in Vermont, but he […]

Three more solar arrays going up in Bennington area

Net-metering credits are expected to save $25,000 to $30,000 a year for Southwestern Vermont Medical Center and the town. A third project is to benefit Mount Snow resort.

Vermont Yankee money fuels clean energy projects

More than $358,000 in grants will go toward renewable energy. The new program is funded by money Entergy has paid into the state’s Clean Energy Development Fund.

New Report Shows Pathways for Vermont to Reach 20% Solar by 2025

News Release — VEIC April 6, 2017 Contact: Jeff Buell [email protected] 802-540-7662 Roundtable discussion highlights importance of findings to Vermont stakeholders April 6, 2017 – Burlington, VT – Solar stakeholders, market participants, and policy experts were invited today to explore the findings of a recently released study that identifies what it will take for Vermont […]

Developer pushing ahead with big solar in Vermont

The state recently approved an 88.5 acre solar array in Ludlow, clearing the path for Ranger Solar to pursue large-scale projects in four central and northern Vermont towns.

State approves solar array that will be Vermont’s largest

Coolidge Solar in Ludlow and Cavendish will benefit the state and not have “undue adverse impacts,” the PSB said. It will be four times the size of the biggest solar array currently operating.

Sanders sees ‘revolution’ in energy

Sanders toured Green Mountain Power’s Solar City operation. The utility can now store solar energy through state-of-the-art control systems that enable the utility to tap power at times of high demand.

Conflict over PSB authority coming to a head this week

A legislative committee determined that regulators overstepped with a new rule on net metering. Now the PSB will say how it plans to respond, while lawmakers consider an end-run.

Vermont Leads Nation in Solar Jobs Per Capita, Again

News Release — Renewable Energy Vermont Feb. 27, 2017 Contact: [email protected] Office: (802) 229-0099 Montpelier, VT – A new report by The Solar Foundation cites Vermont as a national leader in the solar industry, ranking third for the number of solar jobs per capita. Between 2015 to 2016, solar jobs in Vermont grew by 29 […]

Senator raises idea of requiring rooftop solar for big buildings

“We’ve got all these big box stores … with ugly roofs,” Sen. Claire Ayer said while calling for a study of whether those surfaces could generate electricity.

Scott hails solar firm as part of job-creating energy effort

The governor reiterated his support for the state’s renewable energy goals during an event promoting a new type of solar installation.

Vermont Gas Station Goes Solar

News Release — SunCommon December 13, 2016 Contact: Emily McManamy, SunCommon 882-8653 WILLIAMSTOWN, Vt. – Local gas station and grocery Pump & Pantry of Williamstown is going green. Business owner Sam Adams worked with SunCommon of Waterbury to install a 200-panel rooftop solar array as a means of cutting costs and strengthening his business by […]

Pownal takes lead in solar power production

A 2.2 megawatt installation in a gravel bed will double the town’s solar capacity.

State’s largest solar array now making power for GMP

The project produces electricity for about half the cost of buying it from a third party, said CEO Mary Powell. GlobalFoundries, which owns the land, will get some of the energy too.