Vital Communities is recruiting Upper Valley municipalities and solar installers to participate in Round Two of Solarize Upper Valley, an initiative to make residential solar energy more accessible to homeowners and increase the rate of solar adoption in the region. Interested residents and solar installers are invited to learn more at two upcoming events:
Solarize Info Session for Communities
Thursday, June 12th, 5:30 - 7:00 P.M. Montshire Museum, Norwich, Vt.
Solarize Info Session for Installers
Tuesday, June 24th, 7:30-9:00 A.M. Kilt0n Library, West Lebanon NH
Please RSVP to email@example.com
Volunteers, town leaders, and homeowners in five towns on both sides of the Connecticut River – Cornish, Plainfield, Lyme, Thetford, and Strafford – are currently participating in Round One of Solarize Upper Valley. Vital Communities and its partners have already engaged hundreds of local residents, resulting in 48 contracts signed for 228kW of new solar capacity in the community – and the June 30 deadline is still weeks away.
“We’re thrilled to see that Solarize Upper Valley is effectively increasing adoption of renewable energy in the region,” said Vital Communities Energy Program Manager Sarah Simonds. “More people are going solar, and more people are talking about solar as well as broader energy issues because of the ‘buzz’ generated through this initiative. We look forward to working with additional communities in Round Two and beyond.”
Through Solarize Upper Valley, communities team up with competitively selected solar photovoltaic (PV) installers for 15 weeks of outreach and education around residential solar energy, with support from Vital Communities and dedicated local volunteers. Solarize delivers competitive prices, accessible resources, and a simplified process for residential solar PV installations by partnering installers and communities to energize and streamline the public outreach and education process. Learn more at vitalcommunities.org/solarize.
Vital Communities, a nonprofit organization based in White River Junction, Vermont, brings together citizens, organizations, and municipalities to take on issues where an independent voice and regional approach are essential. Working together, we make our region a better place to live, work, and play.