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Ferrisburgh officals lukewarm to land lease for solar

Posted on January 3, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The town of Ferrisburgh was presented in November an offer to lease about 3.5 acres of its 34.9-acre parcel next to Vergennes, an offer that according to the company making it could be worth about a half-million dollars over its 20-year term.

But the selectboard has yet to carefully study whether that claim is accurate or enter into serious negotiations with Encore Redevelopment, the Burlington firm proposing to lease the land and put a solar panel array on it that would produce 700,000 kilowatts a year.  

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Parcel near Lodge at Otter Creek eyed for solar farm

Posted on January 3, 2013 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Developers of the South Ridge neighborhood off Middle Road in Middlebury are seeking permission to install a 500-kilowatt solar farm on a 3.3-acre parcel near the Lodge at Otter Creek.

The project, if OK’d by state utility regulators, is expected to generate enough electricity to power more than 100 homes while remaining relatively inconspicuous due to the topography and surroundings of the three-acre parcel on which it would be sited.

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Jackman's pushes from fossil fuels to solar power

Posted on August 20, 2012 |
By Andrew Stein



BRISTOL — Jackman’s Inc., a provider of carbon-heavy heating fuels like kerosene and No. 2 heating fuel, is giving solar a go.

The Bristol company, which got its start by selling firewood and coal in 1930, has long specialized in offering a range of heating options to its customers. In the last decade, the company began dealing pellets and bio diesel.

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Shoreham orchard owners believe time is ripe to go solar

Posted on August 2, 2012 |
By John Flowers



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SHOREHAM — Champlain Orchards depends on the sun to naturally ripen the more than 3 million pounds of fruit, primarily apples, that it produces each year.

Now orchard owners Bill Suhr and Andrea Scott are harnessing the sun to lower the energy costs of harvesting and processing the fruit.

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Court supports New Haven solar farm

Posted on July 5, 2012 |
By Andrew Stein



NEW HAVEN — Almost two years after Cross Pollination Inc. proposed one of the state’s largest solar power installations, it finally has a solid green light to build it.

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Four ACSU schools eye solar arrays

Posted on May 31, 2012 |
By John Flowers



CORNWALL — Four Addison Central Supervisory Union schools are considering hosting solar arrays as a means of lowering their respective electricity bills while providing on-site renewable energy lessons for their students.

At issue are potential agreements between All Earth Renewables (AER) and the elementary schools in Cornwall, Ripton, Salisbury and Weybridge. The respective directors of those schools are now considering 15-year contracts with AER to install solar trackers of varying sizes on-site or on nearby municipal property.

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New Haven-based solar firm gets boost from court ruling

Posted on April 26, 2012 |
By Andrew Stein



NEW HAVEN — One of the state’s largest prospective solar installations — more than twice the size of the Ferrisburgh Solar Farm — may have jumped its final legal hurdle, when the Vermont Supreme Court upheld a Public Service Board (PSB) certificate of public good.

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County jail gets solar hot water

Posted on April 16, 2012 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — When you get into hot water, you can wind up in the Addison County Sheriff’s Department (ACSD) lockup. Those who find themselves in that predicament can take a little solace in knowing that the hot water they use at the jail will have been made in an environmentally safe manner.

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Sunward readies solar hot water for business

Posted on February 9, 2012 |
By John S. McCright



VERGENNES — Outdoor power equipment maker Country Home Products this week spun out its solar hot water systems unit as a standalone company.

The new company — Sunward Systems LLC — will continue to offer residential solar hot water systems, and it will soon roll out a new line of products designed for business establishments, according to its new CEO Tom Hughes.

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Middlebury College to install solar farm

Posted on January 16, 2012 |
By Andrew Stein



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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College will soon expand its renewable energy portfolio. Next month it will install 34 photovoltaic solar power collectors on the open swathe of 1.5-acre college land off Route 125, between McCardell Bicentennial Hall and the college organic garden.

The 143-kilowatt (kW) project, slated to go up in February, is expected to generate 200,000 kW-hours (kWh) of electricity per year, and will be metered against Battell Hall to offset the annual power consumption of the year-round dormitory, which annually uses about 190,000 kWh.

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