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Solar Hot Water Info Session in Charlotte, VT on March 26th

Join us for an educational seminar on the Co-op Solar program at the Charlotte Community Library on Tuesday, March 26th at 6pm. Co-op Solar program coordinator Ben Griffin will share a presentation detailing how the program works, how solar hot water systems work, what incentives are available and when they may run out.

Last year, 30 Charlotte residents packed into the library to learn about Co-op Solar, the Energy Co-op of Vermont’s new program designed to make solar hot water simple and affordable.  Over the next few months, eight Charlotte homeowners, including Charlotte News Board member Vince Crockenberg, added solar hot water heaters to their homes.  Here’s what Vince had to say about solar:

“We installed our system for two primary reasons.  For one, the financial incentives were very attractive to us and made it quite easy for us to manage financially.  The other was that it was absolutely the right thing to do on our part to reduce our emissions as low as we possibly could.  The process really was simple.  From initial contact with Sunward to the assessment of our roof to the installation with Eric Hartmann and HarveSTAR, it was absolutely first rate and simple and easy.”

Image 1: Charlotte resident Vince Crockenberg’s Co-op Solar hot water system

In 2012, more systems were installed in Charlotte than any other town in Chittenden County. And more than 1,200 Vermonters have installed solar hot water heaters on their homes over the past ten years. On a per capita basis, Vermont is now the solar hot water capital of the United States!

Does this make you curious about solar? Are you unsure about how these systems work or whether solar hot water heaters make economic sense?  Are you looking for more information about the federal and state solar incentives?

Get answers to these questions and more at the Co-op Solar info session at the Charlotte Library on Tuesday, March 26th, starting at 6:00 p.m. If you want to attend, please RSVP by calling the Energy Co-op of Vermont at (802) 860-4090, or by sending an email to To learn more, and to sign up for your free solar site assessment, go to the Co-op Solar web site at

Heating oil and propane prices are sky high.  But sunshine is still free.  That’s why the Energy Co-op created Co-op Solar.  The Co-op has made solar simple.  They’ve picked the best equipment, chosen attractive financing from a local credit union, selected top notch installers – and they take care of the paperwork.

Get the details at the Co-op Solar Info Session, Charlotte Library, Tuesday March 26th starting at 6:00 p.m.

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