Community Solar--Brattleboro, Vermont
Southern Vermont Community Energy Co-op
We're taking it to the rooftops! Co-op Power, with the help of Solar Source installed a 30.6kW solar electric array on the roof of the Brattleboro Food Co-op owned by Co-op Power members to contribute to the energy needs of the food co-op.
This project serves as an example that we can accomplish things together that we may not be able to on our own. By pooling our resources cooperatively we all benefit and we lessen our impact on the planet.
We secured a loan from Equity Trust, thanks to some networking from member Alice Maes and raised money from new memberships and new member loans to install the system. Each month the Food Co-op makes a payment on the Equity Trust loan. In November 2017, those payments will start paying off the Co-op Power Member loans.
We're looking into other solar options in our community.
If you are ready to join Co-op Power and direct your equity to support to our Community Solar projects, sign up here on our website. We’d love to put together a major show of support from you, our members, as we begin to get real traction in our mission to build community ownership of the clean energy resources we depend on most.
Please let us know if you’re able to help staff tables, write press releases, write emails, send out info to your online networks, staff our phone-a-thons, or just ask your friends to participate. If we all do what we can, we’ll accomplish a great deal.
Thanks for your support,
Celena Romo - firstname.lastname@example.org