This spring two Solarize programs were launched to help area residents and businesses purchase solar power at a discount.
More info on solarize here… http://www.brattleboro.net/?p=2901
Federal incentives are set to expire at the end of 2016, so act now because many installers are already booking for the fall and next spring.
- With the permanent shut down of the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Plant at the end of 2014, Vermont lost 55% of its electricity generating capacity and the source of more than 70% of its net generation in recent years.
- In 2014, 27% of Vermont’s net electricity generation was produced by renewable energy, including hydroelectric, biomass, wind, and solar resources.
- Vermont has a voluntary goal of obtaining 25% of electricity consumed in the state from renewable energy resources by 2017; the resources must have begun operating after 2004.
- Vermont’s Clean Energy Development Fund is promoting winter heating with high-efficiency wood combustion technologies and fuel from sustainable forest ecosystems.
- All new electricity generating capacity added to Vermont’s grid in 2014 was solar-powered.
By the end of 2015 GMP (our power company) estimates that over 142mW of clean electricity will be installed.