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Renewable energy has been an increasingly important focus in recent years, with many companies and individuals looking for ways to reduce their carbon footprint and contribute to a more sustainable future. Norwich Solar is one such company, dedicated to providing clean, renewable energy solutions to businesses, municipalities, farms, and housing organizations. In their most recent project, Norwich Solar has received a Certificate of Public Good (CPG) from the Vermont Public Utility Commission for a 500-kWAC solar array located in Newbury, Vermont. This project highlights the potential for co-locating solar with other land uses to maximize benefits for both landowners and communities. Let’s dive deeper into the details of this project and Norwich Solar’s broader mission.
Norwich Solar CPG
Norwich Solar has been granted a Certificate of Public Good (CPG) by the Vermont Public Utility Commission for a 500-kWAC solar array located in Newbury, Vermont. This ground-mounted system will generate enough clean, renewable energy to power around 135 homes each year.
The project demonstrates the potential for combining solar with other land uses to maximize the benefits for the landowner and the community.
Cassidy Timber Harvesting, the landowner, will be able to take advantage of various land-use opportunities provided by the solar array. The project will also bring financial benefits in the form of long-term lease income for the landowner, tax contributions to the town, and lower energy costs for participating net-metered customers.
Norwich Solar is pleased to work with Cassidy Timber and the town to bring this project to fruition. The company aims to offer net-metering credits generated from its solar arrays to businesses, municipalities, farms, and housing organizations, among others.
In 2020, affordable housing organizations such as Champlain Housing Trust, Springfield Housing Authority, Twin Pines Housing Trust, Randolph Area Community Development Corp., Capstone Community Action, and Housing Vermont were among the beneficiaries of approximately half of Norwich Solar’s projects.
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