WALPOLE, N.H. — The Monadnock Region Community Supported Solar (CSS) array at Sun Moon Farm has completed construction and the Cheshire County Conservation District (CCCD) is seeking local farms interested in purchasing shares in this group net metering opportunity. Shares are limited, so interested farms should contact Amanda Littleton at the CCCD sooner rather than later.
If you believe your farm can benefit from lowered energy costs but need more information, don’t miss your chance to hear from project partners to learn more and get all your questions answered! Join the CCCD, ReVision Energy, and Sun Moon Farm at an upcoming CSS Info Session on either Wednesday, January 6th from 3:30pm-5:30pm or on Thursday, January 14th from 10am-12pm. Both meetings will be held virtually on Zoom. Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. Please register online at: https://cssinfosession2021.
Currently, 18 shares are available for purchase on a first come, first served basis. Each estimated 5000 KWh produced will constitute one share. Farmers may purchase as many shares as they want, but the total output cannot exceed the total power the farm consumes on an annual basis. One share costs $4,523. Participating farms must be located in the Eversource NH utility service territory. To confirm eligibility, farmers can review the PUC utility coverage by town listings at: https://www.puc.nh.gov/
This Monadnock Region Community Supported Solar Project is an effort to help local farmers stabilize and lower their costs of electricity. A number of agricultural producers in the Monadnock region have expressed interest in solar, but many do not have the capital to invest in the infrastructure and/or a good location for the PV system. The Community Supported Solar model allows for community investment to offset the costs of the participating farms. This project is a partnership with Sun Moon Farm, ReVision Energy, and the Monadnock Sustainability Network, with funding from the Thomas W. Haas Fund of the NH Charitable Foundation, the generosity of local donors, and through a Local Crowd Monadnock crowdfunding platform.
Interested farmers should contact Amanda Littleton directly at the CCCD to reserve their shares; first come first served until sold out. Either send an email to amanda@cheshireconservation.
The Cheshire County Conservation District promotes the conservation and responsible use of our natural and agricultural resources for the people of Cheshire County by providing technical, financial, and educational assistance. Our goal is to encourage the stewardship of healthy soils, productive ecologically sound farms, diverse wildlife, productive sustainable forests, healthy watersheds, and clean water to ensure those resources are available for future generations. Established in 1945, the Conservation District operates out of Walpole, NH where we work alongside the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and other conservation partners. For more information, contact Amanda Littleton at 603-756-2988 ext.4 or email at amanda@cheshireconservation.
ReVision Energy is a local, employee-owned solar company on a mission to transition northern New England from fossil fuels to solar energy combined with battery storage, heat pumps, and electric vehicle charging. As a Certified B Corporation, ReVision is part of a global movement using business as a force for good to solve social and environmental issues. ReVision Energy is the region’s most experienced solar company and has also been named “Business of the Year” by Business NH magazine and “Clean Energy Company of the Year” by the Northeast Clean Energy Council. Learn more at revisionenergy.com.
–Cheshire County Conservation District
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