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Solar energy offers homeowners and businesses fuel independence, price stability, and a reduced carbon footprint.
Solar energy refers to solar electric and, less commonly, solar hot water. In Vermont, investment in solar electric jumped 63% from 2013 to 2014, while system prices fell by 30%—making it an increasingly attractive choice for homes and businesses. This technology offers Vermonters a greater degree of energy self-reliance and price stability. And when paired with efficiency measures designed to lower electrical use, the financial benefits of solar electric can be significant.
Solar Electric: Own it or Share it
Distributed generation refers to homes or businesses with their own energy sources (like rooftop PV). When owning is impractical, options exist for buying from a shared solar resource—through group net metering. Many Vermont utilities also rely on solar for a substantial amount of the power they provide to their customers. Regardless of how you buy or produce it, solar energy is cost competitive with other sources of power.
- Distributed or centralized: flexible solutions for most situations
- Cost competitive with other forms of electricity
- No greenhouse gas emissions or pollutants