Bids Being Accepted for New Solar Array Planned at SEVCA's Westminster Location
SEVCA plans to build, own, and manage an innovative community solar installation, using virtual net metering credits to deliver energy assistance directly to low-income households. This project, Community Solar for Community Action, will demonstrate a new, nationally relevant, scalable model of energy assistance, enabling low-income households to meet their energy needs while supporting the development of renewable energy resources.
Project goals include:
- Reducing the energy burden of low-income households through applying virtual net metering credits on their electricity bills, based on the energy generated by the solar array.
- Enabling low-income households to support and benefit from development of renewable sources of energy, thereby participating in the transition to a more sustainable energy economy.
- Reducing participating low-income households’ dependence on energy assistance by decreasing and stabilizing their energy costs.
- Contributing to reducing and stabilizing SEVCA’s energy costs for the operation of its main office in Westminster, thereby freeing up scarce resources to use for services.
Southeastern Vermont Community Action (SEVCA) and the Rural Renewable Energy Alliance (RREAL) are soliciting proposals from a qualified contractor to design, procure, deliver, install and maintain a mixed ground‐ and roof‐mounted grid‐tied solar photovoltaic system. The system designed and installed at SEVCA’s headquarters in Westminster shall have capacity of up to 150kWDC, given site and other constraints identified herein.
Deadline: Electronic bids will be accepted until 4:00pm EST, Friday, May 25, 2018.
SEVCA and RREAL reserve the right to accept or reject any or all bids and to waive any formal defects or irregularities in the bids, when deemed to be in the best interest of the project.