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In This Issue:

Stories & News
-Lancaster DIY Solar & Clean Energy NH in Coös
-Stellar Energy Investments in Andover
-Upper Valley Energy Committee Round Table
-Update from Derry NetZero Task Force
-View Liberty Utilities TOU Storage Pilot Recording
-View Clean Energy Benefits for NH Businesses Recording
-View 2019 Energy Policy Update Recording
Policy Updates
-CENH Renewables Taxation 101, 5/23
-Derry Business Solar Summit, 6/5
-Bow Rotary Car Show, 5/18
-Host a Button Up Work Shop!
See our Full Calendar of Events here.
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Stories & News
Spring is coming to the North Country and so is Clean Energy. Read about Lancaster's "do-it-yourself" municipal solar project and Clean Energy NH's new North Country Energy Circuit Rider program here.
Stellar Energy Investments in the Town of Andover
The Town of Andover is maximizing energy savings with a comprehensive approach encompassing energy audits; weatherization measures; lighting upgrades; modernizing heating systems; and installing solar. Read the full story here.
Vital Communities Hosts 12th Annual Upper Valley Energy Committee Round Table
100 energy leaders +  30 towns + 2 states = A Model for Regional Energy Leadership.
Click here to learn about innovative local energy projects including:
Derry NetZero Task Force - Advising Town Council and Local Businesses on Renewable Energy
Read about how the Derry NetZero Task Force is moving forward renewable energy, electric vehicle charging, and efficiency for the town and businesses here.
Encore Renewables Begins Generation at Silk Mills in Keene
Encore Renewable Energy of Burlington announced today that the historic Silk Mill property on Emerald Street in downtown Keene, NH, has begun generating electricity from a new solar rooftop system. Read full story here.
Green Energy Times - 10th Anniversary Announcement!
The new issue of Green Energy Times will be available the week of May 13th.  Check it out online at or at some of your local businesses. 
This is G.E.T.'s 10th Anniversary!  The best gift you can give is financial support in the form of a donation, sponsorship, or ad.  Help keep the publication operational and FREE so everyone can be educated about sustainable living!  Check out for more information to help.  You can also reach G.E.T. at 802.439.6675 or 603.437.0167.
View recordings of Local Energy Solutions' most recent webinars on...
  1. Liberty Utilities' Time-of-Use Residential Energy Storage Pilot Program
  2. Clean Energy Benefits for Businesses in NH
  3. 2019 NH Energy Policy Update
  4. And more!
Policy Update
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Clean Energy NH Spring Educational Event
Renewable Energy Taxation 101


When: Thursday, May 23rd, 9am-12pm
Where: UNH School of Law Room 200, 2 White Street, Concord NH
Register: here.
Description: Join Clean Energy NH for an in-depth forum featuring experts in state and federal renewable energy taxation, successful development, best practices, and examples from NH communities. Attendees will leave this event with a greater understanding of tax law, tax credits and project financing, municipal taxation options for renewable energy systems including large scale solar, and how communities and developers can work together to complete successful projects.

Program Schedule:

  • 9:00am: Registration & light breakfast, networking
  • 9:30am: Program commences
  • 12:00am: Adjourn

Featured Speakers:

  • Moderator: Piper Miller, Market & Policy Lead, Pine Gate Renewables (bio)
  • Rodney Bartlett, Director of Public Works, Town of Peterborough, NH
  • Nicole M. Bodoh, Shareholder, Primmer, Piper, Eggleston, & Cramer, PC (bio)
  • Jeff Haydock, President & CEO, ecoCFO (bio)
  • Jesse Stowell, Vice President of Business Development, Encore Renewable Energy (bio)
Derry Business Solar Summit


When: Wednesday, June 5th, 5:30pm-7:00pm
Where: Tupelo Music Hall, 10 A Street, Derry NH
Register: here.
The Town of Derry NetZero Task Force is co-hosting a New Hampshire Business Solar Summit with the Tupelo Music Hall, 10A Street, Derry, on Wed. June 5th from 5:30-7pm. Join other New Hampshire businesses, building owners, Chambers of Commerce, renewable energy providers and non-profit organizations to learn how installing solar energy can save money in YOUR business.

Background: Since October of 2018 the management at Tupelo is offsetting virtually all electrical usage with solar panels, making us the first (and currently only) solar-powered music venue in New England. When the sun is shining, a 100 kilowatt grid-tied solar electric system consisting of 313 solar panels on the rooftop produce electricity that is either used in real-time by the music hall, or fed back to the grid where it benefits the community (and earns Tupelo a credit). Each year, the system will generate roughly 113,721 kilowatt-hours (kWhs) of electricity, offsetting the equivalent of over 207,000 miles driven in a gas-powered car.

Agenda: Wed. June 5th 2019

5:30-6pm Social Networking (cash bar available)

6:00-6:45 Scheduled Speakers include Tupelo Music Hall, Throwback Brewery, NH Small Business Development Center, Clean Energy NH, ReVision Energy. Speakers provide real-world advice about how solar energy can benefit New Hampshire businesses, status of NH State Energy legislation, and current owners describe challenges and benefits of installing solar panels to provide much of their electrical needs.

6:45-7:00 Questions / Answers with audience members and panel.

Bow Rotary Car Show

When: Saturday, May 18th, 8:00am-2:00pm
Where: 508 South Street, Bow NH
Details: Here. Register your EV!

NHSaves Button Up Workshop -
Seeking Host Communities!

Would your town, community group, or Energy Committee be interested in hosting a home energy saving workshop this winter?  The Plymouth Area Renewable Energy Initiative is looking for local hosts to bring this important workshop series to more residents in New Hampshire.

The NHSaves Button Up Workshop is a 1.5 hour presentation about how to improve the energy efficiency of your home. It covers basic building science principles as well as examples of whole house weatherization measures that will button up your home for the heating and cooling seasons. It also covers details about the energy efficiency programs offered by NH utilities to provide energy audits and weatherization, rebates on electric and gas appliances as well as new construction. The workshop series is sponsored by NHSaves, a collaboration of New Hampshire’s electric and natural gas utilities, Eversource, Liberty Utilities, NH Electric Cooperative and Unitil to provide NH customers with information, incentives, and support designed to save energy, reduce costs, and protect our environment statewide.

The Plymouth Area Renewable Energy Initiative will work with the local host to make the arrangements for the workshop and will provide a speaker at no cost to the host and the publicity.  Hosts need to find a location, date and help publicize the workshop locally.  For businesses wishing to host this workshop for their employees, the workshop can be scaled back to run for one hour.

If your municipal board, energy committee, business or local organization would like to host a workshop (at no cost to you), please contact Robbin Adams, Button Up Coordinator, at the Plymouth Area Renewable Energy Initiative, 603-536-5030 or

Sandra Jones, Co-Director, PAREI | PO Box 753  79 Highland Street | Plymouth, NH 03264 | (603) 536-5030 | |
See full events calendar here.

About the LES Work Group

Our mission is to provide collaborative guidance and technical support to Local Energy Committees & Commissions, municipalities, schools, and other political subdivisions seeking to reduce energy use, minimize energy costs, and/or reduce fossil-fuel consumption.  Consider joining our efforts: contact Henry Herndon for more information on the LES efforts and opportunities for participation.

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