SOLARIZE UPPER VALLEY

Vital Communities is teaming up with communities and solar installers across the Upper Valley to help residents and small businesses go solar. Our goal: Ramp up adoption of solar across the Upper Valley. Click here to read more.

Do you live in one of our current Solarize Communities? Click on your community and get involved today:

181 homes went solar last fall and winter through Round Two of Solarize Upper Valley. Combined with the 120 homes that went solar in Round One communities, together we’ve added more than 1.7 megawatts of new solar power to the region – reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 1,487 metric tons, equivalent to taking 313 cars off the road! Click here to read more.

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How Solarize Works
How Solarize Works
  1. Schedule a free site visit.
  2. Get your Solarize price quote.
  3. Sign a contract before the deadline.
  4. Install your new solar system.
  5. Tell your neighbors and save on solar together.

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Learn what towns have gone solar and how to help your town get involved.

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Resources to help you go solar, whether or not you live in a Solarize community.

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  1. Schedule a free site visit.
  2. Get your Solarize price quote.
  3. Sign a contract with your installer.
  4. Install your new solar system.
  5. Tell your neighbors and save on solar together.

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  • Starts: 3:00 pm
    Ends: July 3, 2015 - 6:00 pm
    Location: Chelsea Farmers Market - Intersection of 110 and 113 in Chelsea, VT
    Description: Look for our volunteers at the Chelsea Farmers Market throughout the summer
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  • Starts: 3:00 pm
    Ends: July 10, 2015 - 6:00 pm
    Location: Chelsea Farmers Market - Intersection of 110 and 113 in Chelsea, VT
    Description: Look for our volunteers at the Chelsea Farmers Market throughout the summer
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  • Starts: 4:30 pm
    Ends: July 14, 2015 - 6:30 pm
    Location: 1135 Route 106, Reading, VT
    Description: Stop by the recently solarized home of Jean Goldsborough to see and hear first hand what it's really like to go solar
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  • Starts: 3:00 pm
    Ends: July 17, 2015 - 6:00 pm
    Location: Chelsea Farmers Market - Intersection of 110 and 113 in Chelsea, VT
    Description: Look for our volunteers at the Chelsea Farmers Market throughout the summer
  • Starts: 6:30 pm
    Ends: July 17, 2015 - 8:00 pm
    Location: Weathersfield Center Meeting House, Church Street, Perkinsville, VT
    Description: Join us for a casual presentation and Q&A around the dinner table
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  • Starts: 9:00 am
    Ends: July 18, 2015 - 3:00 pm
    Location: Tunbridge Transfer Station
    Description: Look for our volunteers at the transfer station throughout the summer
  • Starts: 1:00 pm
    Ends: July 18, 2015 - 2:00 pm
    Location: Lebanon and Enfield (see notes)
    Description: Solar Open Houses in Lebanon or Enfield. Still undecided about solar power? Get your questions answered by homeowners who have been living with rooftop PV systems for some time. Clifton Below and Kathy Petuk, 25 Perley Ave, Lebanon or Barbara Jones, 14 Johnston Drive, Enfield.
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  • Starts: 4:00 pm
    Ends: July 23, 2015 - 7:00 pm
    Location: Colburn Park, Lebanon, NH 03766, United States
    Description: Lebanon Farmers' Market. Kim Quirk from Energy Emporium, our solar PV installation contractor, will be at the Solarize Lebanon-Enfield table in Colburn Park to answer your questions - technical, practical and financial - if you bring a recent electric bill, Kim can estimate the size/cost of your solar array on the spot.
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  • Starts: 3:00 pm
    Ends: July 24, 2015 - 6:00 pm
    Location: Chelsea Farmers Market - Intersection of 110 and 113 in Chelsea, VT
    Description: Look for our volunteers at the Chelsea Farmers Market throughout the summer
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  • Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: July 26, 2015 - 12:00 am
    Location: Enfield, NH, USA
    Description: Look for a Solarize table at Old Home Days in Enfield. Let's hope it's a nice, sunny day to sign up for a free site visit!
  • Starts: 9:00 am
    Ends: July 25, 2015 - 3:00 pm
    Location: Tunbridge Transfer Station
    Description: Look for our volunteers at the transfer station throughout the summer
  • Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: July 25, 2015 - 1:00 pm
    Location: Mascoma Lakefront Park, Enfield
    Description: Enfield Old Home Days Parade and Picnic. Solarize Lebanon-Enfield will have a float in the parade down Main St. and an information table at the Mascoma Lakefront Park, where a picnic follows the parade.
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  • Starts: 11:00 am
    Ends: July 26, 2015 - 3:00 pm
    Location: Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 New Hampshire 4A, Enfield, NH 03748, United States
    Description: Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 Rte 4-A will host an Artisan Craft Fair with demonstrations as well as a Classic Car Show. Solarize Lebanon-Enfield will be there with an information table.
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  • Starts: 3:00 pm
    Ends: July 31, 2015 - 6:00 pm
    Location: Chelsea Farmers Market - Intersection of 110 and 113 in Chelsea, VT
    Description: Look for our volunteers at the Chelsea Farmers Market throughout the summer
 

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Staff

Allison Rogers Furbish

Communications Manager and Energy Program Assistant

Energy

 802.291.9100 x 114

Energy

— Allison Rogers Furbish, Communications Manager and Energy Program Assistant

Allison Rogers Furbish joined Vital Communities after a decade-long career in local journalism and public relations in the Upper Valley. A native of Lebanon, N.H., she has a BA in Human Ecology from College of the Atlantic, an MBA in Sustainable Business from Green Mountain College, and a passion for telling stories that help make the community more sustainable and vibrant. She was the Founding Editor of The Lebanon Times, a hyperlocal newspaper launched in 2013 to cover the “good people, good places, and good things happening” in the city. She lives in Canaan, N.H., where she enjoys the sights and sounds of nature, explores the local trails and waterways, and is slowly learning to garden with her husband and two children. Outside of work, she loves to bake, eat, read, hike, ride her bike on the Northern Rail Trail (with kids in tow!), and spend time with her family.



Sarah Simonds

Energy Program Manager

Energy

 802.291.9100 x 109

Energy

— Sarah Simonds, Energy Program Manager

Sarah Simonds joined Vital Communities in 2013 as our Energy Program Manager. Through her work Sarah provides support for our region’s 35+ local energy committees and 20+ businesses engaged in Vital Communities’ Corporate Energy Work Group. In 2014, Sarah led the launch of Solarize Upper Valley, a program that has since engaged 23 towns in helping hundreds of Upper Valley homes switch to solar energy. Prior to joining the Vital Communities team, Sarah was an Environmental Philanthropy Associate with the High Meadows Fund, a supporting organization of the Vermont Community Foundation. At High Meadows, Sarah led the development of a statewide network of transportation efficiency stakeholders. Years later, the Vermont Transportation Stakeholders Network is now supported by the Vermont Agency of Transportation and coordinated by Vital Communities’ own Bethany Fleishmann. Sarah holds a joint degree in architecture and environmental studies from Middlebury College.