Co-op Power is a multi-class, multi-racial movement for a sustainable and just energy future.
Co-op Power’s Community Solar program builds cooperatively owned projects that are controlled by local communities, where the financial benefits as well as the electricity and net metering credits are funneled back to our local communities. We are developing projects on marginal land across New England on a not-for-profit basis. Co-op Power partners with local community groups to choose a site, secure financing, and host the community solar project. Local contractors install the systems. Community members purchase the output from the solar array as credits on their electric bill.
Insulate and air seal your home as your first energy efficiency upgrades. They'll give you the best value for each dollar spent on your home. Co-op Power can help you assess your needs with a no-cost energy assessment and professional air sealing and insulation services to reduce your energy use, your energy bills, and to protect the environment. If you are ready to start your journey to fossil fuel freedom, efficiency is the first stop on the way, and our Community Energy Cooperatives in Boston and Western Massachusetts have skilled auditors that stand ready to help. In Boston, we have an energy efficiency crew who can do the air sealing and insulation work for you. In Western Mass, we partner with Energia to do the work at your home. We're also a contractor for the Mass Save program. Click here to get started today!
We have finished building our biodiesel plant, Northeast Biodiesel, in Greenfield, MA. (Co-op Power members own 73% of this biodiesel plant). Our biodiesel plant will convert used vegetable oil from local restaurants into biodiesel which can be used in diesel engines and oil heat systems. We will start operations in April 2016 with an initial production rate of 1.75 million gallons per year. Within a year, we plan to add a second processor and make 3.5 million gallons a year. A 12% or higher blend of biodiesel with ultra low sulphur diesel burns cleaner than natural gas! Biodiesel is the only clean fuel for oil heat systems and diesel engines.
Co-op Power can help you upgrade your home, reducing your energy use and installing renewable energy systems to provide the energy you need. And now is the time to do it! We can help you choose the best technology, installer, and financing options.
Co-op Power can help you purchase and install a solar electric system for your home. Avoid leasing options if you can. The best financial return is from direct ownership.
The first option for renters and second option for homeowners is to join together with others to purchase and install a solar system for your community. Avoid power purchase and leasing options if you can. The best financial return is from direct cooperative ownership.
We can also guide you though heating system upgrades, hot water system upgrades, electricity upgrades, and transportation upgrades. We have the technology. The price is right. Financing is available. It's time to reduce your dependence on fossil fuels, save money, and do something great for the planet and your local community.
Join our Fuel Buying Group to save money on home heating oil, propane, and bioheat.
Cernak, Sandri, Surner, Orange Oil and Amerigas offer discounts for Co-op Power Members and Affiliates.
Cernak offers B20 (a blend of 20% biodiesel and 80% home heating oil) that burns cleaner than natural gas, at the same price as standard home heating oil. Using B20 means you are using 20% less fossil fuels too.
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Join with others at Co-op Power to use less energy and meet more of your energy needs with clean energy.
You don't need to be a member to take advantage of our cost-saving programs, but you'll save even more if you join!
Co-op Power is a network of Community Energy Cooperatives across Massachusetts, Southern Vermont, and Rhode Island. Join together with people in your community to build green businesses, green products and services, and green jobs that meet the energy needs of people in your community and build your local economy.