Community Supported Solar For Farms
The Monadnock Region Community Supported Solar project, or CSS, brings together Farmers, Investors and Champions to use available financial models to help local farms realize the potential of the renewable energy economy.
It should come as no surprise that farmers in New Hampshire face significant energy expenses to run their businesses. This project will help to stabilize and lower costs of electricity for participating farms through the Community Supported Solar framework and in turn, increase the viability of those farms.
Help us ensure a bright future for the Monadnock Region!
From February 1st through March 3rd, our community raised funds through The Local Crowd Monadnock to make our solar shares more affordable to local farmers!
As a result of our fundraising efforts, we raised $17,862 to
support farmers, our environment, and in turn, or local food system!
Solar shares are now available at a savings of 21%!
Interested? Sign up NOW to purchase your shares!
8 shares available; first come, first served
Each estimated 5000 KWh = one share
One share costs $3,570
But don't let that number scare you!
Annual payment plan of $893/year (for four years) is also available to help make this program more accessible to all local farmers.
Farmers may purchase as many shares as they want, but the total output cannot exceed the total power the farm consumes on an annual basis.
Participating farms must be located in the Eversource NH utility service territory.
To confirm eligibility, farmers can review the PUC utility coverage by town listings at: www.puc.nh.gov/Consumer/communitiesserved.pdf
Interested farmers should contact Amanda Littleton directly at the CCCD to reserve their shares; first come first served until sold out. Either send an email to email@example.com or call 607-756-2988 x4 and leave a voicemail.
Learn More about CSS:
We've also put together these resources to help you understand everything from what net metering and a Power Purchase Agreement is, to a breakdown of partners, costs, and timelines.
Thank you to our partners & donors!
This is a partnership between the CCCD and Sun Moon Farm, ReVision Energy, and the Monadnock Sustainability Network.
Funding for this project was provided by the Thomas W. Haas Fund of the NH Charitable Foundation, the generosity of local donors, and through the Local Crowd Monadnock crowdfunding platform.