2 years · 24 towns · 370 new solar homes · 2.2 MW renewable energy
Over the past two years, Vital Communities has teamed 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.
Our third and final round of Solarize campaigns wrapped up in late 2015 with great results:
- Solarize Chelsea-Tunbridge: 9 solar contracts, 69.5 kW
- Solarize Makes $en$e (Brownsville-Cavendish-Reading-Weathersfield-Windsor): 18 solar contracts, 108 kW
- Solarize Lebanon-Enfield: 42 solar contracts, 314 kW
Our report on the results of the two-year Solarize Upper Valley effort will be out in early 2016— sign up for email updates to stay in the loop.
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The Energy Committees in Cornish and Plainfield led a Solarize Campaign in 2014 and helped over 20 homes go solar. Now they're back for a second round [...]
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Energy and Transportation Project Coordinator
— Paige Heverly, Energy and Transportation Project Coordinator
Paige Heverly joined Vital Communities in 2017 as the Energy and Transportation Project Coordinator. Hailing from the suburbs of Philadelphia, she moved to Vermont in 2011 and earned a joint BA in Renewable Energy and Ecological Design and Environmental Studies from Green Mountain College. After completing her Master of Energy Regulation and Law from Vermont Law School, Paige worked in energy efficiency consulting in Portland, Oregon. Her love of local food systems, the White River, and the Green Mountains brought her back to the Upper Valley to work on regional issues with localized solutions. Paige is passionate about closing ecological loops and treating waste as food. In her free time, she enjoys baking homemade English muffins, weeding her garden, and writing letters to her pen pals.
Energy Program Manager
— Sarah Brock, Energy Program Manager
Sarah Brock 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 Fleishman. Sarah holds a joint degree in architecture and environmental studies from Middlebury College.