Vermont Coop to Build 5-MW Solar Project

The Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC) is hoping to build the state’s largest utility-owned solar power project as part of a broader effort to help reduce the state’s dependence on fossil fuels.  VEC is working with 14 other coops across the country on the 5-MW project in a first-of-its-kind initiative to make solar energy cost-competitive with other forms of electricity by the end of the decade.  The U.S. Department of Energy will provide $3.6 million through its SunShot Initiative, while the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, the coops and other groups will share $1.2 million in costs.  Click here for more.

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