Community Solar in Vermont

Purchase Shares in our Community Solar Farm Now!

You can purchase shares in our Community Solar farm now.

  • Available to all Green Mountain Power customers
  • Save 26% off your cost in tax credits
  • Your share of power moves with you
  • Shares can be bought, sold, and traded
  • NEW: Subscriptions Available!

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page.

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About Community Solar

We are excited to bring two community solar projects to the area! Our first installation will be a 220kW roof mounted system at the Vermont Mill in Bennington VT. The second installation will be a 180kW ground mounted system on the grounds of Shadowbrook Farm in Bennington VT. Membership is available for purchase by homeowners, businesses and nonprofits.

Your membership price to participate in the project is $3.75/watt, of which $3/watt goes towards installations costs. The remaining $0.75/watt will be held in an escrow account to pay for annual expenses such as property taxes and insurance for the lifetime (25 years) of the system. This is a onetime payment that removes annual dues associated with participation in the project.

Your Community Solar memberships are eligible for the tax credits for either your home or business! Our project has been structured in a way that guarantees a 10 year payback for all residential membership and a 6-8 year payback for participating businesses.

New! For Larger Electricity Users: Monthly Subscriptions Available

A new option for supporting community solar is now available for larger electricity users. You can subscribe on a monthly basis to purchase your electricity direct from the project and save 10% off what you would normally pay for electricity. This option is limited to users who need 50kW of solar power or more (that’s roughly $1,000 a month bill). Support community solar, AND save money! Contact us to learn more about your options.

Would you rather have your own panels? Learn more about residential solar options or commerical solar options for your business or non-profit.