NH Solar Shares Receives Grant from NH Renewable Energy Fund - ReVision Energy will build the inaugural PV array
Press Contact: Sandra Jones, NH Solar Shares, PO Box 753 79 Highland Street Plymouth, NH 03264 (w) 603-536-5030 (c) 603-412-2289 email@example.com
Plymouth, NH: NH Solar Shares announced today that the NH Public Utilities Commission selected their proposal to fund - in part – the installation of a 28.8kW solar PV system to be located adjacent to the Frosty Scoops Ice Cream Stand in Plymouth on spaced donated by the Common Man Family of Restaurants. On Wednesday, June 20th, the NH Executive Council voted unanimously to support NH Solar Share’s project in Plymouth. The grant award to NH Solar Shares totaled $86,721 and is funded with monies from NH’s Renewable Energy Fund.
“This is a huge boost to our fundraising effort”, said Sandra Jones, Manager of NH Solar Shares and Director of the Plymouth Area Renewable Energy Initiative. “We will break ground in September and complete this – our inaugural Solar Shares project - by the end of October, 2018.”
NH Solar Shares has contracted with Revision Energy of Brentwood, NH to install and maintain the solar equipment. "Revision is excited to be working with Sandra with NH Solar Shares and the New Hampshire Electric Cooperative on New Hampshire's first solar project to directly benefit our low income neighbors. We see this as a great start to a trend we hope will continue throughout the state … to make more clean, renewable energy accessible to everyone." said Craig Cadieux, Employee-Owner, Revision Energy Solar Designer.
In partnership with NH Electric Cooperative, NH Solar Shares has set out to build small community-scale solar PV arrays one community at a time, inspired by a task force of local volunteers and funded through charitable donations, grants, business sponsorships and donated space. The solar energy produced at the Frosty Scoops location will provide 10 income eligible NH Electric Cooperative members with a monthly solar share credit on their bill. These shareholders will be in the program for two years with the added goal of becoming an energy champion –one who is willing to learn and share information about solar energy, energy conservation and how clean energy helps our environment. There is no fee for families to take part in NH Solar Shares. Information sessions for interested families will take place in July and August at the Whole Village Family Resource Center and Plymouth Senior Center.
The Plymouth area business community has played a role in getting NH Solar Shares off the ground. They include Dunkin Donuts, Northway Bank, Common Man, EVP Marketing and Media, Mauchly Electric, M.E. Latulippe Construction Inc., Pemi Tree Works, Rands Hardware and Revision Energy.
Interested donors, volunteers, and families wishing to participate in the information session should contact Sandra Jones, NH Solar Shares, PO Box 753 79 Highland Street Plymouth, NH 03264; 603-536-5030 firstname.lastname@example.org and visit www.nhsolarshares.org/get-involved/ NH Solar Shares LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Plymouth Area Renewable Energy Initiative - a 501-C 3 Not for Profit Tax Exempt Charitable Organization.
Photo Caption: The artistic rendering of the NH Solar Shares solar picnic area includes the future Frosty Scoops seasonal ice cream stand that is currently in the planning process.