Spring Renewable Energy Highlights

Tolemac Solar Farm in Nashua, NH

Spring 2017 has been a busy time for renewable energy across the Granite State! With the new net metering tariff about to be released by the Public Utilities Commission (due by June 2nd), the Energy Efficiency Resource Standard (EERS) draft plans underway, and the new Energize 360 campaign in the Seacoast, NH is gearing up for another record-breaking year for renewable energy and energy efficiency.

Here are some highlights from residences, businesses, and municipalities:

· 20 residences and the Beaver Brook Association (a local nature reservation) will be powered by the new Tolemac Solar Farm, a group-net metering project in Hollis, NH. The facility held its formal ribbon cutting on Earth Day 2017, where neighbors and community members joined together to view the 507-panel, 163.8 kilowatt ground mounted solar system.

Congratulations to NHSEA Members Frank and Kathy Grossman, hosts of Tolemac Solar Farm! Read the full article here.

· NHSEA and NH Clean Tech Council business member Worthen Industries recently completed their new 1-Megawatt rooftop solar array in Nashua, NH! 2,710 panels will provide approximately 50% of their electricity needs.

Worthen Industries’ new rooftop solar system in Nashua, NH

· The Town of Hanover became the first in the state to establish a goal of transitioning to 100% renewable energy. Hanover is the first town in the entire nation to establish such a goal that was approved and voted on by residents. Hanover will plans to use 100% renewable electricity by 2030 and 100% renewable heating and transportation by 2050. Read the full article here.

· The hydroelectric system at the historic site of the Old Bell factory in Peterborough will soon be upgraded and reactivated to produce 100kw of clean energy. Congratulations to NHSEA Member Lori Barg for tackling this project!

These are just a few examples of the residences, businesses, and municipalities that are benefiting from renewable and efficient energy.