Community Solar in Norwich
Community Solar available in Norwich
If solar won't work on your property -- too much shading, bad roof orientation, historic old home, or you need MORE solar -- here's your chance to be part of a local community solar project!
The site is less than 1 acre, on the property of Becky Cook and Natalie Boze, off Union Village Road, just north of where it intersects with Bradley Hill Road. (Site map to the left.) The project will have enough solar panels to generate 150 kW of electricity.
The developer is Norwich Solar Technologies, a Solarize Norwich partner since 2013. Much of their work now is with businesses, schools, municipalities, and community solar arrays; they collaborate with the Norwich Energy Committee on residential arrays and community solar.
Norwich Solar Technologies has area businesses and nonprofits interested in purchasing this solar electricity, but are pausing to allow Norwich residents to sign up. Since a group of numerous small users involves more administration than 1-2 big users, local households have to purchase at least 2/3 of the Cook Solar project for it to go forward as a community project.
Find cost details here. Financing is available, and your solar savings will cover your loan payment. To indicate your preliminary interest and get an individual proposal, go here and click the last button for "off-site proposal."
An informational session is scheduled for April 11, 7 pm, at the Norwich library.