The University of Vermont researchers who demonstrated that saffron could be profitably grown in Vermont have teamed up with Peck Solar to investigate the potential of growing saffron within one of their solar fields in New Haven, VT. At a retail price of $5,000 per pound, saffron is the world’s most expensive spice.
The Thetford Strafford Community Solar (TSCS) farm, in Thetford, Vermont, is now operational. Unlike the state’s earlier community solar installations, the TSCS farm has a mix of types of members.
In 2012 Efficiency Vermont and the Vermont Housing & Conservation Board launched the Modular Housing Innovation Project. The project was a largely a response to the devastation from Tropical Storm Irene in 2011.
On October 11, 2018, the solar array at the landfill in Brattleboro, Vermont, was formally commissioned. Officials from a number of interested organizations were on hand, along with those of the Windham Solid Waste Management District, which manages the landfill. The solar array had been generating power since June 30.
On a recent blustery Saturday morning, volunteer teams of Efficiency Vermont staff fanned out to Georgia, Grafton, Moretown, Newport, and Richford, Vermont. Our purpose was to help button up the homes of five senior citizens. Seniors in Vermont are often in need of a little extra help around their homes.
In his first seven months on the job, Hartford Energy Coordinator Geoff Martin has already saved the Vermont town enough money to cover the cost of his first year’s salary. Geoff is the first full-time municipal energy coordinator in Vermont, and he hopes that his success can inspire other Vermont communities to explore how a paid energy coordinator could help their town save energy and money and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.
At their February 28 regular meeting, the Norwich Selectboard approved a resolution to join the Vermont Climate Pledge Coalition.
After reviewing the municipal energy use data, the Montpelier Energy Advisory Committee (MEAC), realized that the police station’s thermal energy use had somehow doubled between 2014 and 2015.
All Vermont municipalities, non-profits, colleges and universities, and businesses are invited to join the Coalition and do all they can to reduce carbon emissions to help Vermont meet the U.S. commitments in the Paris Climate Agreement.
VELCO's flat roofs and flat campus were the perfect place for a solar array, Our panels don't show up on the solar map because we use all the power we generate, and the savings go to Vermont and New England ratepayers. Plus, we're making it easier for our employees go electric for their transportation
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