To all or our readers: “Let’s get the recognition we deserve for setting the example for our country. Take a moment to vote for these two awards that we are cited to possibly receive. As Bill McKibben often says: ‘Onward and Forward’!” ~ Green Energy Times
Renewable Energy World, a global online magazine for renewable energy has nominated two Vermont initiatives for their 2012 Reader’s Choice Awards. You can help Vermont gain national recognition by take just a few seconds to vote for one of these great initiatives!
The winner will receive the Readers’ Choice Award at the Excellence in Renewable Energy Awards ceremony, which takes place during the Renewable Energy World North America Conference & Expo in Long Beach, California from February 14-16, 2012.
First-in-the-Nation Solar Registration
REV and partners were phenomenally successful during last years’ legislative session with the passage of the Vermont Energy Act of 2011. Part of the energy act included the passage of a solar registration provision making it quicker and easier to install small-scale solar photovoltaic systems in Vermont.
The new solar registration process, which replaces permitting allows solar customers to install the system 10 days after completing a registration form and certificate of compliance with interconnection requirements. The Vermont timeline is among the fastest in the nation.
Click here to vote for this innovation in renewable energy policy.
This past October Vermont celebrated the commissioning of its second and largest wind power facility. REV Member First Wind unveiled its 40 megawatt (MW) wind project in Sheffield, VT which will produce enough electrical energy for the whole of Caledonia County. The goal of the Sheffield Wind project is to deliver clean, renewable wind energy that will not only provide natural power to Vermonters, but also generate other benefits for the local community. Developed, owned and operated by First Wind, Sheffield Wind delivers a clean energy alternative to Vermont utilities to help stabilize energy costs.
Click here to vote for this fantastic example of Vermont’s leadership in renewable energy.