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:

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.

Solarize Toolkit

We’ve created a comprehensive online toolkit with timelines, templates, and examples to help any community plan a successful solar campaign.

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Solarize Toolkit

A comprehensive guide with timelines, templates, and examples to help any community Solarize.

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Resources and FAQ

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

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Energy Updates

Let us keep you in the loop about our energy work across the Upper Valley region.

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Local Installers

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Paige Heverly

Energy and Transportation Project Coordinator

Transportation, Energy

 802.291.9100 x 114

Transportation, Energy

— 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.

Sarah Brock

Energy Program Manager


 802.291.9100 x 109


— 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 40+ local energy committees, engaging with dozens of volunteers and clean energy businesses in programs like Solarize Upper Valley, Weatherize Upper Valley, and the Upper Valley Green Real Estate Network. 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. Sarah now lives in Warner, New Hampshire, with her husband Zach and her chickens. When she's not busy advocating for energy efficiency, Sarah enjoys playing the trombone and taking walks in her backwoods to look for signs of New Hampshire's abundant wildlife.