Construction of a Community Solar project in Clarendon underway

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CLARENDON — Norwich Solar, as part of its Community Impact Group, recently announced the start of construction of a Community Solar project in Clarendon, with Brattleboro Housing Partnerships as the dedicated net metering customer.

The Clarendon project will provide solar net metering credits to Brattleboro Housing’s facilities, providing BHP with savings of over $500,000 over the 25-year term of the Net Metering Agreement.

This Clarendon project is one in a series of community solar projects for low and moderate-income housing facilities that Norwich Solar has completed in the last several years through its Community Impact Group program.

The group links mission-minded investors with high-impact projects that generate broad benefits to local communities, such as economic development and greenhouse gas reductions.

These Norwich Solar projects, which total over $10M in impact investment, will generate over $30M in solar net metering credits and $3M indirect savings and support facilities in Vermont.

The Clarendon project is expected to generate ~1,000,000 kilowatt hours a year of clean renewable electricity that will be fed directly into the Green Mountain Power electric grid.

According to the US Environmental Protection Agency’s estimates, that amount of energy is enough to power approximately 130 homes and is the equivalent of taking 154 passenger vehicles off the roads for a full year.

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