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SHARING THE SUN WITH OUR NEIGHBORS

BUILDING COMMUNITY FUNDED ARRAYS TO SHARE THE BENEFITS OF SOLAR ENERGY WITH LOW INCOME FAMILIES

LOCALLY GENERATED ENERGY

INCREASING THE AMOUNT OF SOLAR ENERGY POWERING OUR ELECTRIC GRID

A "POWER-FULL" GIFT

A DONATION TO NH SOLAR SHARES IS A GIFT THAT WILL KEEP IN GIVING TO LOW INCOME FAMILIES AND THE ENVIRONMENT FOR OVER 25 YEARS

A HEALTHIER ENVIRONMENT

INTEGRATING SOLAR SYSTEMS IN TO OUR COMMUNITIES WITH CARE AND CREATIVITY, PRODUCING ENERGY WITHOUT HARMFUL EMISSIONS

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About NH Solar Shares

NH Solar Shares in partnership with many community partners including the NH Electric Cooperative, designs and installs community-based solar PV arrays. The program is run by the Plymouth Area Renewable Energy Initiative in Plymouth, NH. NH Solar Shares brings multiple wins to our communities:

 – Sharing proceeds generated from solar energy with low income families,
 – Increasing the portion of clean renewable energy on our grid,
 – Contributing to building healthier, more sustainable communities and
 – Addressing the issue of equitable access to clean energy in our region.

Each array is inspired by a task force of local volunteers and built using funds from grants, crowd funding, individual donors, fundraisers and/or the state’s solar rebate program. The first project was built in Plymouth, NH on land donated by the Common Man Family of Restaurants. It includes two solar pavilions and a solar education trail that is open to the public. The second project was built on donated roof space at Appleknockers General Store in Warren, NH. The initial goal is to install three projects totaling 125kW by 2022. The solar will be installed by NH solar installers with the help of PAREI staff and volunteers to prep the site.

In 2020, NH Solar Shares solar arrays generated $5900 in solar energy bill credits for 19 families. Solar energy is the gift that keeps on giving back…to families and our environment. If you would like to help us build our third array in the Plymouth area community please visit this donation link. https://plymouthenergy.org/donate/

 

Warren, NH - Second NH Solar Shares Location Operational

NH Solar Shares partnered with the Appleknockers General Store to build their second community solar PV array in Warren, NH.  

“When we first heard about NH Solar Shares and their mission to bring the benefits of solar energy to local families in our area, we were immediately interested,” said store owner, Tori Berger.   “We want to support our local community in any way we can and we have the perfect roof for installing solar panels.”

The project in Warren is completed and commissioned. 

See how the array is performing here

The solar energy generated from the community solar arrays are credited monthly to the families’ electric bills. To participate, households must be in the NH Electric Cooperative service territory, qualify for NH Fuel Assistance and be interested in learning about both solar energy and home energy savings. 

“We are committed to working long term with NH Solar Shares and support its effort to build community PV arrays in our service area and bring the cost savings of solar energy to more of our members.” Said Steve Camerino, President of the NH Electric Cooperative

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