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Rutland Looks To Gain From Solar Investments
Monday, 09/24/12
By Nina Keck
Many in Rutland hope new investments in solar power will jump start the city's economy.
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Sanders, EPA Tout Vermont Guard's Solar Project
Thursday, 08/23/12
By Kirk Carapezza
Sen. Bernie Sanders and the head of the Environmental Protection Agency say the Vermont National Guard is a national model for what other military bases can do to cut their reliance on fossil fuel and become less dependent on foreign oil.
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Eden Prefers Solar Over Bio-Mass At Asbestos Mine
Tuesday, 04/17/12
By Kirk Carapezza
After town representatives met with state environmental officials, Eden select board members say solar could make sense at the site of the town's abandoned asbestos mine.
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In Addison County, Solar Hot Water Takes Off
Friday, 12/30/11
By Melody Bodette
Many more houses in Addison County are getting water that's been heated by the sun. Since the inception of a new program this fall, 95 houses have installed solar hot water heating systems. And that's been good news for one local business.
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Ski Resort Turns To Solar For Energy
Friday, 11/25/11
By Amy Kolb Noyes
Smugglers Notch Resort in Jeffersonville has a new sustainable energy project on the horizon. The ski resort hopes to build about two acres of solar trackers at a new 'solar farm'.
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Sanders To Attend Celebration For Solar Installation
Friday, 11/04/11
Sen. Bernie Sanders is going to help mark the opening of a solar power installation at a Vermont middle school.
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GMP Exceeds Solar Installation Goals
Thursday, 11/03/11
Green Mountain Power says it exceeded its goal of installing 1,000 solar panels in 1,000 days.
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Middlebury Leases Land For Solar Farm
Tuesday, 10/18/11
By Kirk Carapezza
A green energy nonprofit has been given permission to lease an acre of town property in Middlebury to use as a solar farm.
Vermont Edition
New Vermont Energy Plan Stresses Renewables
Tuesday, 10/18/11
By Jane Lindholm
Vermont's draft Comprehensive Energy Plan sets a goal of 90 percent renewable energy sources by 2050.
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Protesters Call For More Solar, Fewer Wind Projects
Wednesday, 08/24/11
By John Dillon
Protesters turned out on the Statehouse lawn on Wednesday to oppose a wind energy project in Lowell and others planned around the state. The critics of large-scale wind say solar power is the better way to meet Vermont's energy needs.
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As Solar Farms Grow, Debate Ensues
Thursday, 08/11/11
Vermont is home to an increasing number of solar farms. In addition to providing electricity, they're fueling a debate over whether solar power is a good deal for ratepayers and taxpayers. 
Vermont Edition
Going Solar: Boom or Bust?
Thursday, 08/11/11
By Jane Lindholm
As solar power projects in Vermont ramp, some are questioning the economics of the technology, saying its a bad deal for both ratepayers and taxpayers.
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Regional Report: Middlebury Supports Solar Project
Friday, 07/08/11
By Mitch Wertlieb
In Addison County, another large solar array has been proposed in the town of Middlebury. The solar array is expected to generate electricity to some 30 average-sized homes.
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Springfield Company To Get Solar Tax-Credit
Thursday, 02/24/11
A Springfield company that installed 936-solar panels at its Springfield factory will be able to take advantage of a state tax credit after all.
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VPIRG Launches Solar Project For Homeowners
Thursday, 09/23/10
By Bob Kinzel
The Vermont Public Interest Research Group has identified an initial group of 5 communities where contractors will offer homeowners substantial discounts to install new solar systems.
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Solar Project Designed As Teaching Tool
Wednesday, 06/23/10
By Nina Keck
Central Vermont Public Service has unveiled a new solar project in Rutland. It's part energy producer, part exhibit and part teaching tool.
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Vermont Is About To See A Surge In Solar Power Projects
Friday, 05/28/10
By John Dillon
Vermont may not be known as the sunshine state, but it is seeing a surge in solar energy projects.
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Switch is flipped on solar energy project
Wednesday, 11/19/08
By Bob Kinzel
Governor Jim Douglas threw the switch today on the state's largest solar energy project.
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GMP builds solar project in Westminster
Thursday, 01/22/09
By Ross Sneyd
Green Mountain Power has built the second largest solar project in the state. The sun now powers its regional office and garage in Westminster.    
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CVPS plans first major solar project
Tuesday, 02/10/09
By Nina Keck
Central Vermont Public Service plans to build the first major solar project in Vermont to feed energy exclusively onto the power grid.
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Green Mountain Coffee Roasters going solar
Monday, 03/02/09
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters is hoping to cut its electric bill with a major solar power installation set for spring.
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National Guard gets $5 million for solar project
Tuesday, 03/03/09
The Vermont National Guard is going solar. U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders says a $5 million grant he helped procure could result in one of the region's biggest solar energy projects.
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Richmond to host largest school solar project
Friday, 04/17/09
The Camels Hump Middle School in Richmond will soon have the distinction of hosting the largest solar energy project at a Vermont public school.
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Rutland to host new solar power project
Tuesday, 07/28/09
Vermont's second largest electric utility is set to break ground on a 50-kilowatt solar power array along Route 7 in the town of Rutland.
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Solar Company's Move To Vermont Hinges On State Incentives
Wednesday, 01/13/10
By John Dillon
A solar company is considering opening a factory in Chittenden County, but it says an economic incentive program that the Legislature is debating will play a key role in whether it moves to Vermont.
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